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Five to Profess Final Vows With Holy Cross

August 16, 2018


Five men will make their Final Profession of Vows and be ordained transitional deacons with the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Brian Kennedy, C.S.C., Karl Romkema Jr., C.S.C., Brogan Ryan, C.S.C., Michael Thomas, C.S.C., and Bryan Williams, C.S.C., will profess Final Vows at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., provincial superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers, will preside at Mass and receive their vows.

Four of the men will be ordained deacons at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018, in the Moreau Seminary Chapel by the Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Thomas will be ordained at St. Francis de Sales Parish near St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile, on September 15, 2018 – the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patroness of the Congregation. Most Rev. Arthur J. Colgan, C.S.C., auxiliary bishop of Chosica, Perú, will preside.

The August 25 Final Vows Mass will be broadcast live on the Notre Dame Campus Ministry website.



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