It is a great day in the life in any parish when one of their own is elevated to Holy Orders, and even more so when one of those is ordained to the rank of presbyter, to the Holy Priesthood.
On Sunday, February 20, 2022, a small group, including Fr. John, Dcn. Joseph, and Mka Deborah Peck, travelled to participate in the ordination of Dcn Michael Vallecillo to the Priesthood at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, the resting place of the relics of St. John Maximovitch.
Here is the link to the video of the entire service (the ordination begins at 1:23:00).
To Fr. Michael, Mka Georgia, and their entire family – AXIOS! Enjoy these photos, some of them are positively iconic. Fr. Michael will be assigned to St. Herman’s parish in Show Low, AZ.