Joy! Celebrating Jubilees and Ordinations in the District of East Africa

Joy, hope, and planning for the future were all part of a recent visit to the District of East Africa by Director of Vocations Bro. Jonathan Beebe, CSC, and Vicar General Bro. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC. The Brothers attended the jubilees of Fr. Richard Potthast, CSC (50 years of ordination), Bro. Joseph Kaganda, CSC (25 years of vows), and Bro. Alan Harrod, CSC (25 years of service in East Africa).  Listen to the drums and the singing of the “Gloria” during the Mass below.

Bro. Jonathan and Bro. Paul also joined the more than 4,000 community members, local clergy, family and friends, as nine Holy Cross men were ordained to the priesthood during a four-hour outdoor liturgy. Watch a clip from the amazing celebration below.

Following his return from East Africa, Bro. Jonathan said, “The Congregation of Holy Cross is truly an international order of brothers and priests. Wherever we go in the world, we are men with hope to bring!”