Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Big news for the Archdiocese

It was announced this morning that Fr. Lee Piche is now Bishop-elect Lee Piche. He will serve as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The following is from the Vatican Information Service:

Appointed Msgr. Lee Anthony Piche of the clergy of the archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, U.S.A., pastor of St. Andrew's church, vicar general and moderator of the Curia, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 17,225, population 3,082,000, Catholics 852,000, priests 484, permanent deacons 217, religious 1,142). The bishop-elect was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and ordained a priest in 1984.

The Catholic Spirit has a small amount of information right now, but more will be coming in the next few days.

As for me in Sioux Falls, SD; we are getting ready for our own ordinations, it is amazing to think that next year I will be preparing for my diaconate ordination. I went over to my summer assignment last night to go to Mass and get a tour of the place, but won't move in for a another week or so because of other things going on.