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Three to Be Ordained Holy Cross Priests

April 3, 2018

Three new priests will be ordained by the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers on April 7, 2018, at the University of Notre Dame.

Most Rev. Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., bishop of Peoria, will confer the sacrament of Holy Orders on deacons Christopher W. Brennan, C.S.C., Brendan J. McAleer, C.S.C., and Timothy R. Weed, C.S.C., at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The ordination Mass will be streamed live at

Brennan, McAleer, and Weed professed perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and committed themselves to the common life and apostolic work of the Congregation of Holy Cross on September 15, 2017. All three made their first profession of vows on August 3, 2013.

Brennan’s uncle, Rev. Ted Mens, who is in his fiftieth year of priesthood, and his brother, Rev. Michael Brennan, O.Praem., who is in his first year as a priest, will attend the ordination.

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