Yesterday morning, His Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki ordained two new priests for service in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fathers Paul Bonk and Braden Maher.
Bishop Paprocki shared two pictures from the "glorious day" following the Mass of Ordination via his Twitter account (@BishopPaprocki):
|Father Maher, Bishop Paprocki, and Father Bonk|
Father Bonk will serve as Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish in Jacksonville St. Alexius Parish in Beardstown, St. Fidelis Parish in Arenzville, and St. Luke Parish in Virginia. He will also serve as Chaplain of MacMurray College in Jacksonville.
Father Maher will serve as Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and as Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop.
Congratulations, Fathers Bonk and Maher!