By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained three new priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday morning.
“Relying on the help of the lord God, and of our savior Jesus Christ, we choose these men,our brothers, for the order of the priesthood,” said Chaput.
Sean Loomis, John Patrick Stokely and Thomas Viviano completed their studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood and are now the newest servants of the Catholic Church.
Archbishop Chaput says the young men may not feel different than they felt last week but they will be treated differently for the rest of their lives.
“So my dear brothers, when you go forth from this day, as Saint Paul says, be ambassadors of Christ as if God were appealing through you,” Chaput told them.
All three newly ordained priests will be assigned to a parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where they will serve as parochial vicars, assistants to the pastor.