Ordinations for the Archdiocese 2017

Permanent Diaconate Ordination

On Saturday, May 6, Archbishop Lori will ordain permanent deacons at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. There will be a choir rehearsal on Monday, May 1 from 7 to 9 pm in the choir room of the Cathedral.

Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Transitional Deacons

On Saturday, May 27, Archbishop Lori will ordain three men as deacons on their journey to the priesthood:
Bill Keown – St. Paul, Ellicott City
John Streifel – St. James, Boonsboro
John Martinez – St. Clare, Essex
This celebration will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. There will be a choir rehearsal at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Monday, May 22 from 7 to 9 pm.

Seating in the balcony at the Basilica is limited. Please sign up early to make sure that there will be space available. Register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Priesthood Ordination

On Saturday, June 24, Archbishop Lori will ordain Kevin Ewing from St. John, Hydes as a priest. This celebration will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. There will be a choir rehearsal in the choir room at the Cathedral on Monday, June 19 from 7 to 9 pm.

Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Bishop Ordination Weather Update

Due to expected snow, sleet and ice, today’s rehearsal is being replaced by an email to participants and an optional rehearsal on Tuesday, January 17 at 7pm. All people registered to sing for the event through Eventbrite will receive further instructions. Anyone able to attend the Tuesday rehearsal may still register to participate for the event.

Ordination of Auxiliary Bishops

Monsignor Mark E. Brennan and Monsignor Adam J. Parker have been appointed auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The ordination will take place at 2pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. An Archdiocesan Choir will be formed for the event. A mandatory rehearsal will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 10am to 12noon at the Cathedral. While the scheduled start time for the liturgy is 2pm, the choir will be expected to arrive at noon for warm up and prelude. Dress for the event will be black and white. We will sing from the balcony which does not have an elevator.

Music selected for the service so far includes:

  • Mass of Wisdom
  • Festival Alleluia
  • O God Beyond All Praising
  • Laudate, Laudate Dominum – Christopher Walker
  • Go Make of All Disciples
  • Pan de Vida
  • Litany of Saints – chant
  • Veni creator spiritus – Latin chant

If you would like to participate as part of the choir for this event, please sign up using Eventbrite for a ticket according to your voice part.