Two to be ordained to priesthood May 22

The Diocese of Alexandria is proud to announce that we have two transitional deacons who will ordained to the priesthood this year: Dcn. Thomas Kennedy of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Dcn. Robert Johnson of St. Mary’s Assumption Church in Cottonport. The Ordination will take place on May 22, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria. To view the Ordination Mass, please visit for the livestream of the event.

Because of the current diocesan COVID policy, we are restricted on the number of people who can attend the Ordination Mass. Only clergy and those who received a mailed invitation to the ordination are invited. Masks are required. If circumstances change as we get closer to May 22, we will post an update. 

The diocese currently has six men in priestly formation, and with the support of their home parishes, they will continue their formation to priesthood. Thank you to everyone for your support for these men through the Annual Bishop’s Golf Tournament as well as the Suppers with the Seminarians fundraisers. Please continue to hold them in your prayers.