May 18, 2022 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will ordain Rev. Mr. Brennan H. Ferris, a transitional deacon for the Diocese, to the priesthood on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The Mass of Ordination will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington. The Mass will be live-streamed on the diocesan YouTube channel – www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.
Rev. Mr. Ferris, who will turn 27 on May 22nd, is a native of Wilmington and graduate of St. Elizabeth’s Elementary and High Schools. He earned his undergraduate degree in Catholic Theology while at the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey; and earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. Since his diaconate ordination last year, he has done pastoral work at St. John the Baptist-Holy Angels Parish in Newark, Delaware and Sacred Heart of Jesus- St. Patrick’s Parish in Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. Mr. Ferris is the son of Walter and Elizabeth Ferris of Wilmington. He has one sister and one brother.
“I am looking forward to ordaining Brennan to the priesthood,” said Bishop Koenig. “I invite the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to join me in prayer for Brennan as he begins his priestly ministry.”
“Priesthood is all that I’ve wanted in this life and now that it’s here, it’s hard to believe,” Rev. Mr. Ferris said. “I am excited to give my whole life for Jesus and His Church.”
More information about the Diocese of Wilmington’s efforts to increase vocations-awareness and to work with people who may have priestly or religious vocations is available by contacting the Rev. Norman Carroll, Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at 302-573-3113 or [email protected] More information is available at www.cdow.org/vocations.
The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 29 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Information is available at www.cdow.org.
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