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Archdiocese of Detroit FR. MARIO AMORE, 28 • Home parish: Our Lady of the Woods, Woodhaven • First assignment: Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington • “My hope is that, through my priestly ministry, the People of God will come to know Jesus Christ as the source and center of their lives. The greatest challenge facing the Church today is the sense of indifference that many have toward the faith.” FR. SEAN BONNER, 45 • Home parish: Immaculate Conception, Lapeer • First assignment: Holy Family, Memphis and St. Augustine, Richmond • “The New Evangelization cannot be a program or a class, but a renewed effort to reach out to those who have either never heard the good news of Jesus Christ or have only heard a distorted version of it.” FR. BRIAN MELDRUM, 31 • Home parish: St. Thecla, Clinton Township • First assignment: Our Lady of the Lakes, Waterford • “I hope to be a holy priest who can be a bridge between Jesus and others. I certainly hope I can help young people come to know Jesus.” FR. JACOB VANASSCHE, 26 • Home parish: St. Stephen, New Boston • First assignment: St. Damien Molokai, Pontiac • “St. Maximilian Kolbe has always been such an inspiration for me: the love displayed in his life, for the Blessed Mother, and for others, even to the point of laying down his life so that another may live.” FR. RADOSLAW ZABLOCKI, 40 • Home parish: Our Lady of Czestochowa, Sterling Heights • First assignment: St. Thecla, Clinton Township • “To encourage people to the Sacrament of Confession, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the closeness with God in prayer will be very rewarding.” Society of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity BR. JEREMY DAVIS, SOLT • Ordained June 6, Corpus Christi Cathedral, Corpus Christi, Texas Diocese of Winona FR. JONATHAN FASNACHT • Ordained June 19, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, Minnesota Diocese of Lansing FRS. ROBERT BACIK AND DAVID FONS • Ordained June 20, St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing Diocese of Marquette Diocese of Madison FRS. BRANDON OMAN, BRADLEY SJOQUIST, AND (CLASS OF 2013) TIMOTHY FERGUSON • Ordained May 29, St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette, Michigan FRS. CHAHM GAHNG AND TAFADZWA KUSHAMBA • Ordained June 26, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison Companions of the Cross FRS. KENNETH LAO AND JORGE ALVARADO MEDINA • Ordained June 6, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1. 1. Archbishop Allen Vigneron anoints the hands of Father VanAssche, ritually preparing him for the sacred duties of the priesthood. 2. A custom after the ordination ceremony is for well-wishers to receive the first priestly blessing of the newly ordained, as they do from Fr. Sean Bonner. 2. 15