Originally Published May 28, 2010
2010 priest ordinations - Meet your new priests
Archbishop John Nienstedt will ordain seven men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 29. The ordination Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul. All are invited.
This year’s ordinands range in age from 26 to 41. Some have been in seminary since college, others have worked in business, engineering and media. The men — Deacons Alex Carlson, Patrick Barnes, Erik Lundgren, Doug Pierce, Nathaniel Meyers and Joe Bambenek — will serve in parishes in the archdiocese. Archbishop Nienstedt will give them their assignments just days before the ordination.
In the links below, The Catholic Spirit offers you an opportunity to become acquainted with the archdiocese’s newest priests through their vocation stories, personal interests and hopes for their priesthood.
Please pray for these men as they begin their priestly service to God and the church.
From left, Deacons Alex Carlson, Patrick Barnes, Paul Kubista, Erik Lundgren, Doug Pierce, Nathaniel Meyers and Joe Bambenek stand in the grotto near the St. Paul Seminary. The seven men will be ordained to the priesthood at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 29, at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit