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Tu es Sacerdos in Aeternum


January 4, 2019

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Reverrend Brother Anthony Lentz, OFM was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Waubeka, WI. Most Reverend Giles Butler, OFM ordained him according to the Traditional Rite of the Roman Catholic Church.

We were especially blessed to have Monsignor Luis Madrigal from Mexico attend the Ordination Mass and take part in the Solemn High Mass.

Our Lord blessed us with a beautiful Fall day as many faithful Catholics attended the Ordination Mass on Ember Saturday. The faithful traveled from New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and different parts of Wisconsin to attend the ordination of this jovial Franciscan Friar who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This was indeed a joyful day but also filled with solemn ceremonies. The laying on of the hands by Most. Reverend Giles Butler, OFM was the first of the essential requirements in the ordination of a priest. This was followed by the placing of the chasuble, the anointing of the hands and the presentation of the chalice. Later in the Mass the ordinand is given the power to forgive sins to be followed by an act of obedience to his ordinary.

The following day Fr. Anthony celebrated his First Solemn High Mass. The Deacon for the Mass was Monsignor Luis Madrigal who was gracious enough to be the Deacon in this unusual situation. The Subdeacon was Fr. Joseph, OFM.

One is grateful to Almighty God for the religious and priestly vocation of Fr. Anthony, OFM. May God bless him abundantly as priest and religious in the years to come in all of his efforts!

Fr. Joseph Noonan, OFM