Ordination of Priests

With praise and gratitude to God,
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary joyfully announces
and invites you to attend
the ordination to the priesthood of

Gideon Buya

Justin Lopina

Jose Mario Nieto Restrepo

Peter Patrick Kimani

Nathan Miniatt

John Gibson

through the imposition of hands and
the invocation of the Holy Spirit by

The Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee

Saturday, the seventeenth day of May
in the year of our Lord
two thousand fourteen,
at half past ten in the morning

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
812 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin




Ordination to the Priesthood
May 18, 2013

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God,
the Archdiocese of Milwaukee joyfully announces the ordination of

Reverend Patrick Joseph Burns
Reverend John Paul Charles Mitchell
Reverend Arulananthan Ponnaiyan
Reverend Philip James Schumaker

to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ through the imposition of hands and the invocation
of the Holy Spirit by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Jerome Edward Listecki,
Archbishop of Milwaukee at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Click here to view photos of the ordination.


Meet the Class of 2013!

The Milwaukee Catholic Herald featured a series of profile stories about the four men ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Take a minute to learn more about our newest priests!
Deacon Arul Ponnaiyan Deacon Patrick Burns Deacon Philip Schumaker Deacon John Paul Mitchell
Lawyer makes his case for priesthood Ninja days lead to priestly discernment Family is heart of vocation for future priest God's whisper persistent in deacon's journey to priesthood


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