5 September 2020: Priestly Ordinations in Rome

Unfortunately, because of the coronavirus, the ordination ceremony that was scheduled for 23 May 2020 will be delayed until 5 September 2020.

Deacon Andrej Matis with his mother.

The precautionary measures needed to contain the pandemic has forced a rescheduling of the priestly ordination ceremony for 29 deacons of the Opus Dei prelature. The ordination, which was supposed to take place on 23 May 2020, has been postponed until 5 September 2020.

"I am offering up this postponement and the uncertainty we have about the possibility of sharing this important moment with our families and friends for the souls of the deceased and for those suffering from illness and loneliness," says Pablo Erdozáin, one of the future priests.

“We will continue to prepare ourselves with great enthusiasm, trying to serve each person to the extent that circumstances allow, especially with our prayer. Bringing everyone the comfort of God will be – starting in September – the greatest gift we can offer and share with them.”