Photos provided by the Congregation of Holy Cross Newly ordained Holy Cross priests Father Adam Booth, left, and Father Patrick Reidy, right, are shown with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart after their Ordination Mass on Saturday, April 26. Bishop Rhoades, in his homily described how the new priests would preach Jesus Christ as Lord. “They will evangelize and catechize, baptize and forgive, counsel and advise, anoint the sick and serve the poor,” Bishop Rhoades said. “In a word, they will continue the saving mission of Jesus. They will be His ambassadors. They will share in His priesthood. They will celebrate His life-giving actions in the sacraments, acting in Christ’s person. In the most amazing of all the sacraments, through their hands, the Lord Jesus will become present on the altar in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.”
Newly ordained Holy Cross priests Father Adam Booth, left, and Father Patrick Reidy, right, leave the Basilica of the Sacred Heart after their Ordination Mass on Saturday, April 26. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades conferred the sacrament of Holy Orders on the two and celebrated the Mass. Father Booth will continue to serve at Holy Cross and St. Stanislaus Parish in South Bend, while Father Reidy will continue to serve in Campus Ministry and as rector of Keough Hall at the University of Notre Dame.