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.
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The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
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The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
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Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
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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.