"Transitional deacons James Francis Adams, Christopher John Ankley, Joseph Bernard Gray and Harold Graham Potter will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Kalamazoo by Bishop Paul J. Bradley on August 8 at St. Augustine Cathedral.
The Ordination will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a reception immediately following at the Crowley Cathedral Center.
James Adams, 26, St. John Bosco, Mattawan, is the son of Jim and Kris Adams and graduated from the Pontifical North American College of Rome. Christopher Ankley, 42, is originally from Imlay City, and the son of Carol Ankley and the late Paul Ankley. Chris graduated from Blessed John XXIII Seminary, Weston, Mass. Harold Potter, 43, from Harbor Springs, Mich., is the son of Roger and Roberta Potter and also graduated from St. John XXII Seminary. Joseph Gray, 60, from Eaton Rapids, Mich., is the son of Mary Gray and the late Tracy Gray and graduated from Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, Conn." (Diocese of Kalamazoo)
Praised be Jesus Christ! Now and Forever!!
The Church is blessed to have such fine men like these enter into her Holy Priesthood!
Sadly, I was not able to attend the ordination Mass (My high school marching band had a parade to play at). But I will be attending Fr. Adam's (bottom left in picture) first Mass in Paw Paw: Sunday the 9th at 2pm. I know Fr. Adams personally, and he is a VERY holy and loving man. He is what I aspire to be.
Congratulations to you all!! Ad multos annos!