Ordination Class of 2019 | Mass of Thanksgiving

Posted on November 19, 2019

On Monday, November 18, 2019 the Class of 2019 came back to Mundelein for the Mass of Thanksgiving to reconnect with old classmates, faculty members and staff. They have been established at their new parishes back in their home dioceses serving for six months, and many men shared stories of joy and excitement in their God-given vocation.

The principal celebrant was Father Carlos Orozco from the Archdiocese of Seattle and the homilist was Father Matthew Schuster, SJC from the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius.

“I am privileged to stand in that hair breath’s crack between God’s yes to his Church, and the Church’s fiat in response–a fiat resounded throughout the centuries by so many saints, so many martyrs who would give their lives in a total yes. A priest gets to stand there and watch God work, and it is amazing.”

–Father Matthew Schuster, SJC

Listen to the full homily below:

Father William Summerlin ('19 Lafayette) has found great joy in administering the sacraments--from celebrating Mass to anointing those who are dying to preparing couples for marriage.

Father Michael McAndrew ('19 Dubuque) is already connecting with his parishioners and shepherding them to a closer relationship with God. Hear his reflections on how formation at Mundelein Seminary helped him become a well-rounded priest.

Father Charles Warren ('19 Rockford) reflects on his time at Mundelein and how it affects his priestly ministry.

Father Sabelo Luthuli ('19 Eshowe, South Africa) brought a global perspective to Mundelein as he studied for the priesthood. He is looking forward to returning to his home diocese to use the skills he honed throughout his formation and serve as a holy bridge between God and His people.