Welcoming Father Johnston, Father Le to brotherhood of priests


JACKSON – Bishop Joseph Kopacz ordained Jason Johnston and Joseph Le to the Priesthood Saturday, May 14, during a 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle.
During the two-hour liturgy the men were ordained, promised loyalty to Bishop Joseph Kopacz and his successors, were anointed with Chrism Oil and allowed their fellow priests to call down the Holy Spirit upon them. Father Johnston is a Vicksburg native while Father Le was born in Vietnam. In the center section of this week’s Mississippi Catholic, read more about Fathers Johnston and Le in personality profiles on pages 10-11, see more photos from ordination and their first Masses on pages 12-13 and learn where they will be serving for their first assignments on page 7.
On Saturday, June 4, six more men will be ordained in the Cathedral during a 10 a.m. Mass. The six will become permanent deacons for the diocese. Their stories and photos will appear in the June 10th edition.
Seating for this Mass will be limited. There will be reserved seating for the men’s families only. Each deacon will also have a celebration in his home parish.