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Preparations Continue

Priest of God, Celebrate this Mass as if it is your first Mass, Your last Mass and your only Mass.
          Mother Teresa

IMG 3756After a second rehearsal with the Shamashe and lectors of St. Peter Cathedral, the faithful gathered in the church for a vigil. The day before ordination is often a nerve wracking time for the candidates. Knowing full well that they will never be the same after ordination, their nerves are under pressure the hours leading up to the priesthood. Therefore, on Thursday March 9, 2015, the faithful gathered in the Cathedral for a Holy Hour offered on behald of Deacon Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki.

Following the exposition of the Eucharist, His Excellency, Mar Bawai Soro gave a sermon. He spoke of the importance of having a seminary where young men can grow and finally become priests of the church. Friday, April 10, 2015 will be a historic event as the first two men from the Seminary of Mar Abba the Great are to be ordained priests. The Mass will take place at 5pm at St. Peter Cathedral. For those who would like to witness this historic events, but cannot attend, the ordination will be streamed live on We ask all the faithful to pray intensely for these 2 men who will be presenting themselves at the altar of Christ and becoming priests.

After the Holy Hour, the faithful were invited into the hall to celebrate the many anniversaries of ordinations for the Bishops and priests of St. Peter Diocese.