Archdiocese gains two new priests

The candidates for ordination are presented to the archbishop and the assembly.

The candidates for ordination are presented to the archbishop and the assembly at the Cathedral of the Assumption May 27. (Record Photos by Jessica Able)

Fathers Michael Martin and Casey Sanders were ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Louisville on May 27 at the Cathedral of the Assumption by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz.

Father Martin has been assigned as associate pastor of St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Ky., and Holy Name of Mary Church in Calvary, Ky. He will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving tomorrow, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 3511 Rudd Avenue.

Father Sanders has been assigned as associate pastor of St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. His first Mass of Thanksgiving will also be tomorrow, May 28, at 3 p.m. at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive.

Father Casey Sanders knelt before Archbishop Kurtz and promised respect and obedience to the archbishop and his successors.

Father Casey Sanders knelt before Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and promised respect and obedience to the archbishop and his successors.

The two ordinands lay prostrate during the Litany of Supplication during the ordination rite at the Cathedral May 27.

The two ordinands lay prostrate during the Litany of Supplication during the ordination rite at the Cathedral May 27.

Father Michael Wimsatt, director of the Vocations Office, laid his hands on Father Martin. The laying on of hands is an ancient gesture signifying the conferral of the Holy Spirit.

Father Michael Wimsatt, director of the Vocations Office, laid his hands on Father Michael Martin. The laying on of hands is an ancient gesture signifying the conferral of the Holy Spirit.

Father Michael Martin blessed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz on the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption after ordination May 27. Father Casey Sanders looked on.

Father Michael Martin blessed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz on the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption after ordination May 27. Father Casey Sanders looked on.

After the ordination, Father Casey Sanders offered a blessing to Deacon Kien Nguyen.

After the ordination, Father Casey Sanders offered a blessing to Deacon Kien Nguyen.

 

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