On Monday, June 24, 2019, the solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist, Friars Alexandru DÂNCĂ, Mihai-Gabriel JITARU, and Ionuț TOTU were ordained to the priesthood at the cathedral in Iași, Romania.
The Mass with the ordination rite was presided over by the Most Reverend Petru GHERGHEL, Bishop of Iași. The Most Reverend Aurel PERCĂ, Auxiliary Bishop of Iași, concelebrated. Others present included Friar Adrian-Sorin GIURGI, the Provincial Vicar of the Province of St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M. in Romania; the candidates’ formators, several priests, the candidates’ parents and relatives and a large number of faithful.
In the coming Sundays, the new priests will celebrate their first Masses in their home parishes.
We thank the Lord for the gift of these new priests and pray that God will always guide their ministries with his grace!
Friar Virgil BLAJ, Provincial Secretary