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Bishop Knestout Calls Seminarian Anthony Ferguson to Holy Orders

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has called seminarian Anthony Ferguson to holy orders. Anthony will be ordained as a transitional deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, the last step on the road to the priesthood.

Anthony, 30, whose home parish is St. Mary, Richmond, is a graduate of the University of Richmond, and currently attends Theological College, the National Seminary of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

The Mass to celebrate Anthony’s ordination to the transitional diaconate will take place on May 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. All are welcome to attend.

Please continue to keep Anthony and all of our men studying for the priesthood in your prayers.


Prayer for Vocations (from USCCB)

O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,

send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord.