Ordinations for the Archdiocese 2019

Transitional Diaconate Ordination

On Saturday, May 11, Archbishop Lori will ordain the following men as deacons on their journey to the priesthood:

  • Zachary Crowley
  • Brendan Fitzgerald
  • Evan Ponton
  • Jeremy Smith

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 SATURDAY, May 4 from 10am to 12noon.

Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part. Tickets will not be necessary for entry.

Permanent Diaconate Ordination

On Saturday, May 25, Archbishop Lori will ordain the following men as deacons for the Archdiocese of Baltimore:

Michael Christopher Sindall
Matthew Joseph Kolb
William Charles Hoppe
John Paul Micciche
Robert Scott McCord
John Francis McCabe, III
Steven James Sarnecki
Brian David Ribblett
José Antonio Rivera-Rivera
José Rubén Morales
Michael John McKinney
Andrew Lacovara
Manuel de Jesús Hernandez-Jovel
Christopher Joseph Yeung


Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part. Tickets will not be necessary for entry.

Priesthood Ordination

On Saturday, June 22, Archbishop Lori will ordain the following men as priests for the Archdiocese of Baltimore:

  • Matt Defusco
  • Matt Himes
  • Tyler Kline

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 17 from 7 to 9 pm.


Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part. Tickets will not be necessary for entry.

Dress for these events will be black and white. Seating in the balcony at the Basilica is limited. Please sign up early to make sure that there will be space available. The Cathedral balcony does not have an elevator.

Ordinations for the Archdiocese 2018

Diaconate Ordination

On Saturday, May 26, Archbishop Lori will ordain these men as deacons on their journey to the priesthood:
Daniel Herve Michaud
Robert Al Katafiasz
Matthew Joseph DeFusco
Tyler George Kline
Matthew Thomas Himes
Justin Alan Gough

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 21 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 23, Archbishop Lori will ordain these men as priests to serve the Archdiocese.
Rev. Mr. William Leonard Keown
Rev. Mr. John Carlos Martinez
Rev. Mr. John Jeremiah Streifel

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 18 from 7 to 9 pm.

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

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.

Priesthood Ordination Choir June 2016

On Saturday, June 25 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Michael Rubeling will be ordained to the priesthood. There will be one choir rehearsal on Monday, June 13 from 7 to 9 pm at the Cathedral.

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.

The ordination will begin at 10am on Saturday, June 25. Choir members are asked to be in the balcony by 9am for warm-up and rehearsal before Mass begins.

Priesthood Ordination 2015

On Saturday, June 20 at the Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen, the following men will be ordained as priests:

  • Name – Parish
  • Chris de Leon – St. Louis, Clarksville
  • Joshua Laws – St. Stephen, Bradshaw
  • Francis Ouma – Sacred Heart, Glyndon
  • Carlos Osorio – St. Louis, Clarksville

Members of the music ministry at the parishes above and any other singers who would like to participate are invited to attend a rehearsal on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Cathedral in order to prepare music for the celebration. Please indicate your interest in participating in the event by signing up to receive our email list for further details.