Answering The Call During COVID-19

Answering The Call During COVID-19

Pictured Above: Newly ordained Father Thomas Merkel gives a blessing to his grandfather, Marshall Kesler, as he makes the sign of the cross over his chest.

On June 5, a private ordination of Fr. Romeo Cappella, Fr. Thomas Merkel and transitional Deacon Benjamin Rivard took place at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. 

Fr. Thomas Merkel shares his thoughts with the faithful of the Upper Peninsula just prior to his ordination in the video above.

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