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Archdiocese of Toronto to Celebrate the Ordination of Seven Priests

Posted : May-12-2023

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On Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10 a.m., His Grace, the Most Rev. Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto, will ordain our seven transitional deacons, Rev. Mr. Sávio Bruto da Costa, Rev. Mr. Sean Jacob, Rev. Mr. Mirko Ljuba, Rev. Mr. Carlos Marquez, Rev. Mr. Cole Powers, John Wang and Matthew Wang with the Sacrament of Holy Orders as they become priests to the Archdiocese of Toronto. The Mass of Ordination will take place at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica and will also be streamed via the cathedral basilica’s livestream and will also be broadcast on Salt and Light TV.

To learn more about Deacons Savio, Sean, Mirko, Carlos, Cole, John and Matthew, and hear how they were called to become priests, check out our video series here

As a community of faith, let us offer our prayers for these seven men as they are ordained to the priesthood. Let us also continue to pray for all those who are currently in formation to the priesthood at St. Augustine’s Seminary and at the Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary. Learn more about St. Augustine's Seminary's work here.

Prior to the priestly ordinations, there will be a special prayer vigil held at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica this evening (Friday, May 12) from 5:30 to 10 p.m. All are welcome to attend this vigil to join together in prayer for our soon to be ordained priests.