Newly Ordained Priest and Deacons!

On Saturday June 8th at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, the Province of St. Augustine in California was honored to witness the ordination of four brothers to the Orders of Priesthood and the Diaconate. Fr. Nicholas Porter, OSA, was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Dan Turley, OSA, who is the Bishop of Chulucanas, Peru. Those ordained to the Diaconate were Barnaby Johns, OSA, Adnan Ghani, OSA, and Sarfraz, Alam, OSA. In his homily, Bishop Turley pleaded with the ordinands and urged them to follow the example of Christ- who continually pours out his abundant love upon his people. Christ is, he said, is to be followed wholeheartedly through the ministries in which they w

Br. Sarfraz Professes Solemn Vows

In a special celebration during the Sunday evening Mass at St. Patrick's Parish in San Diego, Br. Sarfraz Alam, OSA made his Solemn Profession of Vows. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gary Sanders, Prior Provincial of the Province, and he also gave the homily. Br. Sarfraz was supported by his brother friars, friends and co-workers from his ministries, and even from supporters from as far away as Chicago.\ Many more photos can be found HERE. The ceremony marked the second Solemn Profession in the Province during the month of May, a sign of the vitality of vocations in our province. If you are interested in discerning with our community, please click here.

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