Congratulations Fr. John Palmer on your Ordination to the Priesthood

Our own John Palmer was ordained as a priest by Archbishop José Gomez yesterday, May 31, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The entire event, more than two hours, is on video and can be viewed on your computer here at the Archdiocesan website. Here’s the LA Times article about the ordination, and an article from The Tidings about all four newly ordained priests, including Fr. John.

He celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving here at Good Shepherd today at 12:30, followed by a splendid reception in the hall. To listen to an audio recording of this Mass, please click on the players below.

Introduction and Liturgy of the Word: Readings


Liturgy of the Word: Homily by Fr. Colm O’Ryan, Profession of Faith, and Universal Prayer



Liturgy of the Eucharist and Conclusion


In today’s bulletin, Fr. John has given us a beautiful reflection on the meaning of the Ascension of our Lord for all of us, and its special meaning to him as a newly ordained priest.

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One Response to Congratulations Fr. John Palmer on your Ordination to the Priesthood

  1. God is Good, all the time! Congratulations Father John! I want to personally thank you for the laughs, your dedication, and support during your internship at The Church of the Transfiguration. I am honored to have worked with you! God bless your journey!