Ryan Mattingly and Andru O’Brien will be ordained to the priesthood on May 26

Deacon Ryan Mattingly (left) and Deacon Andru O'Brien are pictured in early May on the porch of McSweeny Hall at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. They will be ordained priests for the Diocese of Peoria by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, during a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Saturday, May 26. (Photo for The Catholic Post by seminarian Nic Wilson)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will ordain two men as priests for the Diocese of Peoria during a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, May 26.

The public is invited to the ordination Mass and a reception to follow at the Spalding Pastoral Center.

The ordinands are:

  • Deacon Ryan Mattingly, 28, of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign. His parents are Troy and Ann Mattingly of Smithton.
  • Deacon Andru O’Brien, who will turn 26 on May 13, of St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington. He is the son of Scott and Tera O’Brien, formerly of Bloomington and now of suburban Atlanta, Georgia.

For a profile of Deacon Mattingly, click here.

For a profile of Deacon O’Brien, click here.

Included in the profile stories are further ordination details and the times and locations of the new priests’ first Masses.

Daniel McShane

Meanwhile, seminarian Daniel McShane — a native of Holy Family Parish in Lincoln — will be ordained to the transitional diaconate during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, May 20.

He will be vested by Deacon Mattingly. McShane is completing his third year of theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is the son of John and Diane McShane; his home parish is Holy Family in Lincoln.

A celebration with family and close friends is planned in Lincoln.

The public is also invited to pray for the ordinands and for an increase in priestly vocations in the diocese during a Friday vigil on the eve of the priesthood ordination. The vigil, which will include the consecration of the ordinands’ chalices and eucharistic adoration, begins at 7:15 p.m. on May 25 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

 

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