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Religious communities celebrate ordinations, profession of vows

Religious with ties to St. Louis answer God’s call to priesthood, consecrated life

From left, Father Hung Pham, SJ, provincial assistant for formation, Father Thomas Greene, SJ, provincial, Jesuit Fathers Aric Serrano, Tucker Redding, Bill McCormick and José Dueño Gorbea and Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans are shown in a portrait taken after the ordination Mass for four Jesuits June 10 at Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans.
Several religious communities have or will be celebrating ordinations and professions of vows this year, some of whom have men and women with ties to St. Louis.

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Four Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province were ordained to the priesthood June 10 in New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans presided at the ordination Mass, held at Holy Name of Jesus Church.

Fathers William A. McCormick and W. Tucker Redding lived and worked in St. Louis during their Jesuit formation. Father McCormick taught at Saint Louis University and Father Redding studied there. Father Redding will spend his first pastoral year at St. Francis Xavier “College” Church.

The two were ordained alongside Fathers José R. Dueño Gorbea and Aric M. Serrano. They are among the 17 Jesuits to be ordained in the United States, Canada and Haiti this year.

Order of Preachers (Dominicans)

The Dominicans of the Province of St. Albert the Great recently ordained two men to the priesthood and one man to the diaconate May 20 at St. Pius V Church in south St. Louis. Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski presided at the ordination Mass.

Fathers Jordan Joseph DeGuire and Peter Martyr Lewitzke were ordained to the priesthood, and Deacon Matthew Paul Grote was ordained to the diaconate.

Brother Dominick Jean anticipates making his solemn vows with the Province of St. Albert the Great on Aug. 12 at ​St. Margaret of Scotland Church in south St. Louis.

Father Gregory Dunn was ordained to the priesthood June 10 in Houston, also for the Province of St. Albert the Great.

Discalced Carmelite Nuns

Sister Mara Madeleine of Our Sorrowful Mother (formerly Kaitlin O’Connor) made her first profession with the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in St. Louis on March 19.

Congregation of Holy Cross

Peter Puleo III will profess perpetual vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug. 26. He is a native of St. Louis and a 2012 graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sisters Clara Johnson and Patricia Young anticipate making their first profession in July. Sister Clara teaches theology at Cor Jesu Academy and Sister Patricia taught at St. Joseph School in Imperial.

Sister Catherine Frances Brodersen will make her perpetual profession July 29. She previously taught at Cor Jesu Academy.

Sisters Allison Zink and Catherine Ann Phillips will renew their vows on July 28. Sister Allison is from Ascension Parish in Chesterfield and attended Incarnate Word School and Marquette High School, both in Chesterfield. Sister Catherine Ann is from Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin and is a 2009 graduate of Cor Jesu Academy.

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Sister Mary Petra (formerly Julia Kalinowski) anticipates making her solemn profession this fall. She is from St. Barnabas Parish in O’Fallon.

Filiae Laboris Mariae

Sister Joanna Marie of the Child Jesus (formerly Paige Marie Kalinowski) made her perpetual profession in February. She is from St. Barnabas Parish in O’Fallon.

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