Six Men Ordained to the Diocesan Priesthood - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Six Men Ordained to the Diocesan Priesthood

Posted:

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit was filled with dozens of priests and hundreds of parishioners to celebrate the sacrament of holy orders for six new members of the priesthood.

"It doesn't feel real. You know you dream of this day and you wait for it and all the sudden it's here and it's quite amazing to think about," says Rev. Jared Johnson.

Reverend Jared Johnson says he has been working towards this dream for eight years.
It was something he started to think about when he was a junior in high school, trying to figure out what to do with his future.

"One question that so many of us should ask more often is what does the Lord want? He created me, he gave me life and so this is in many ways a return to him for all the good things he's done for me," says Johnson.

Bishop David Kagan says it's a unique experience for so many priests to be ordained on the same day. In a normal year there are usually only one or two.

"It's just a happy day for everyone but especially those parishes where they grew up. It's kind of a badge of honor if you will, that their parish has given the church a priest," says Kagan.

These priests will now be sent out to serve many of the people who attended the ordination ceremony in parishes all over western North Dakota.

Rev. Johnson will stay in Bismarck and serve as an associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and chaplin at St. Mary's High School.

"A bishop is of course proud of all his priests but I think he has a particular interest and an attachment to those young priests, as they come to the priesthood. As they begin their new lives as priests on their first assignments. Those are always very special times," says Kagan.

Next year there will be one priest ordained, and there won't be any in 2015.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Just Two Days Left of the Fair

    Just Two Days Left of the Fair

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:11:12 GMT
    With all the things to see, do and eat, it can be hard to plan out the perfect way to end the state fair.
    With all the things to see, do and eat, it can be hard to plan out the perfect way to end the state fair.
  • Preparing for the 2015 State Fair

    Preparing for the 2015 State Fair

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:10:00 GMT
    The good news is that when the fair ends, planning for the next year has already begun.
    The good news is that when the fair ends, planning for the next year has already begun.
  • Geological Survey Palentologist Retires

    Geological Survey Palentologist Retires

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:59:53 GMT
    He's worked for the state's Geological Survey for 33 years, and today John Hoganson was honored for his years of service after announcing his retirement.
    He's worked for the state's Geological Survey for 33 years, and today John Hoganson was honored for his years of service after announcing his retirement.
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Presidential Visit

    Presidential Visit

    Ongoing coverage of President Obama's visit to North Dakota.
    Ongoing coverage of President Obama's visit to North Dakota.
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.