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for June 15 – June 21

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A time of jubilation

Father James Buttner ordained to priesthood

By Eileen Jevis
Staff writer                                                            

Family members, friends, faithful participants and religious leaders gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, June 3, to witness the ordination of Father James Buttner. Bishop Douglas J. Lucia presided at the ordination liturgy, assisted by Bishop Emeritus Robert J. Cunningham and concelebrant priests.

“Dear sisters and brothers, it is with great joy that we welcome you to this Cathedral Church of our Diocese on this first Saturday of June as we celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of James Vincent Buttner,” said Bishop Lucia. “We especially welcome his family and friends — those near and those from afar who have come to join this local church in our jubilation.”



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Now, doesn’t this get your goat?

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Msgr. Eugene Yennock remembered for his devotion, leadership

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Read between the lines: old chairs, new finishes and a new beginning

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Events in our Diocese
week of 6/15 – 6/21

Here is a listing of a few events of interest happening in our Diocese.

Visit here for a complete list.

Catholic Men’s Group

June 17, 2023
St. John the Baptist/Transfiguration Church – Rome

The Third Option

June 18, 2023
The Good News Center

Grief Survivors- a grief recovery group

June 20, 2023
The Good News Center

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