Freshly Ordained in the City

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in DeSales Blog


Wall street journal logoThe Wall Street Journal profiled Father Jeremy Canna, one of the 13 new priests in the diocese, and followed his transition to priestly life:

After parking his car in Prospect Heights one Saturday morning,
Jeremy Canna glanced back at his little white Toyota and was
struck by a wild thought: “I could drive away, couldn’t I?”

He didn’t. Instead, the 27-year-old walked two blocks to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph to his ordination ceremony.

Inside, Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio anointed his hands
with oil, the choir invoked all the saints of heaven to shower down
their grace and the newly ordained Father Canna lay prostrate on the altar.

“This is it,” he thought. “There’s no changing who I am at this moment. I’m giving it to God.”

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Click here for photos of the WSJ print article.