The Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Daniel Sedlacek in La Crosse

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The Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Daniel Sedlacek On June 25, 2016, Father Daniel Sedlacek was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Now, he begins his first assignment at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Marshfield and Christ the King Parish in Spencer, as well, as Chaplain to Columbus Middle and High School in Marshfield.

As the fourth oldest of nine, Father Sedlacek grew up experiencing the closeness of family and faith on his family’s dairy farm in Cornell. Father Sedlacek attributes his priestly ordination to his diverse experiences throughout his time in seminary, from attending University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, while residing at St. John Vianney College Seminary, to attending the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome, merely a 7 minute walk from the Vatican. What he learned on his journey allowed him to experience for himself that God was calling him to the priesthood...Read More
News from the Pope:
Pope Francis in Armenia: May we hasten to Christian unity - (Vatican Radio) On the last day of his three day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis participated Sunday in the Divine Liturgy celebrated by his Oriental Orthodox host, Catholicos of all Armenians Karekin II. In a discourse at the conclusion of the celebration, Pope Francis spoke of his “already unforgettable” visit and prayed that the two Churches “follow God’s call to full communion and hasten to it."...Read More

News from the Church:
Benedict XVI Celebrates 65 Years of Priesthood, Expressing Thanks - VATICAN CITY — On Tuesday, Benedict XVI gave his first public speech since his final day as pope, expressing gratitude for a lengthy priesthood and for Pope Francis’ “goodness,” which he said moves him deeply. Speaking to Pope Francis and the College of Cardinals gathered inside the Vatican’s small Clementine Hall for the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination, Benedict said the Greek word Efkaristomen (“Let us give thanks”) expresses “all that there is to say” for the occasion. “Thank you, thank you, everyone! Thank you Holy Father — your goodness, from the first day of your election, every day of my life here, moves me interiorly, brings me inwardly more than the Vatican Gardens.”....Read more