Members of the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Louisville laid their hands upon the ordinands, kneeling from left, Fathers Kirby Rust, Steven Reeves and Anthony L. Cecil Jr. during the rite of ordination May 25. The three men were ordained by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz at the Cathedral of the Assumption. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)
The candidates for ordination, from left, Fathers Anthony Cecil, Steven Reeves and Kirby Rust, above, were called forward during the rite of ordination May 25 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville. Father Michael Wimsatt, director of the Archdiocese of Louisville Vocation Office, presented the ordinands to Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and attested to their worthiness.
Archbishop Kurtz laid his hands on Father Cecil during the ordination rite May 25. The laying on of hands is an ancient gesture signifying the conferral of the Holy Spirit. Father Cecil has been assigned associate pastor of Epiphany and St. Martin de Porres churches.
Archbishop Kurtz presented the paten and chalice to Father Rust during the rite of ordination. Father Rust has been assigned associate pastor of St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Father Reeves, above, promised obedience and respect to the archbishop and his successors. He has been assigned associate pastor of St. Boniface and St. Patrick churches.
Fathers Kirby Rust, Steven Reeves and Anthony L. Cecil, Jr., above from left, blessed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz May 25 on the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption following their ordination.