Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif., is asking for prayers for three alumni who will be ordained in the upcoming months.
Deacon Matthew Busch will become the 60th alumnus to be ordained a Catholic priest on May 10, according to the College’s website. A member of the TAC class of 2004, Deacon Busch will serve in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
The College reports:
By God’s grace, Joshua Mayer (’03) will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, May 24, for the Diocese of Gallup (N.M.). Mr. Mayer is currently a second-year seminarian at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colo., where he studies under the direction of another Thomas Aquinas College alumnus, Rev. Gary Selin (’89), the school’s formation director.
A few months later, Br. Andrew Marie Norton, O.S.B. (’06) will be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday, October 26. A Benedictine monk, Br. Andrew is one of 11 Thomas Aquinas College alumni at Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey in Hulbert, Okla. Like Mr. Mayer, he also benefits from the direction of a fellow alumnus, Rev. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B.(’82), the Abbey’s co-founder and subprior.
Thomas Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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