Monthly Archives: June 2013

Following ‘the Way,’ 33 pilgrims discern priesthood for Archdiocese of Detroit

Exhaustion, camaraderie, and a chance to hear the ‘still, small voice’ lead travelers toward vocation Detroit — Walking 72 miles across rural northern Spain, a foreign land across the ocean, with nothing but the sack on your back and your fellow travelers takes courage, and so does becoming a priest. Thirty-three young men from the…

Jubilarians: A priest’s heart always battling for his flock

28 diocesan priests celebrate milestone anniversaries of their ordination     Detroit — Twenty-eight diocesan priests are celebrating milestone anniversaries of their ordination this year. The jubilarians, who are celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 years and above, gathered June 20 for a Mass in their honor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, with Archbishop Allen H.…

This year’s jubilarian priests

Here are the priests celebrating milestone anniversaries of their ordinations this year:  25 years Fr. Matthew A. Ellis Fr. Ellis, 53, was ordained Nov. 5, 1988, after attending the University of Detroit, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and St. John’s Provincial Seminary, Plymouth Township. After ordination, Fr. Ellis’ first assignment was as associate pastor of…