On Saturday August 10, 2019, the feast of Saint Lawrence, the priestly ordination of five Conventual Franciscans was celebrated at the Parish Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Padang Bulan, Medan, Indonesia.
The new priests are Friars Antonius Jani Anwar BARUS; Romarius Ireneo TARIGAN; Florianus Joni SAMAN; Richardus NATUN; and Yohanes KEFI.
The ordinations were presided over by the Most Reverend Kornelius SIPAYUNG, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Medan. Those attending the event included many priests and religious, the relatives of the newly ordained, and thousands of faithful from various local parishes.
After the ordinations, the festivities continued with recreational activities and lunch for everyone.
Friar Maximilian SEMBIRING, Major Superior of the Province