Friends & Family Celebrate Ordination of New Jesuit Priests

Posted June 27, 2014 / Last updated June 15, 2015

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Fr. Nathan O'Halloran, S.J. and Fr. Robert Murphy, S.J. '95 serve communion at their Mass of Thanksgiving.

Fr. Nathan O’Halloran, S.J. and Fr. Robert Murphy, S.J. ’95 serve communion at their Mass of Thanksgiving.

Two members of the Jesuit New Orleans community—1995 alumnus Fr. Robert E. Murphy, S.J. and 2008-2011 faculty member Fr. Nathan W. O’Halloran, S.J.—celebrated their recent ordination with friends and family at Jesuit on Saturday, June 21.

The Mass was concelebrated in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs by the newly ordained Jesuit priests in thanksgiving to God for the gift of their vocations. A reception followed in the Student Commons.

Fr. Murphy and Fr. O’ Halloran were ordained as Jesuit priests on Saturday, June 14 in St. Louis, Mo.

More photos to come.


Principal Celebrant: Reverend Robert Murphy, S.J.

Principal Concelebrant: Reverend Nathan O’halloran, S.J.

Concelebrants: Fellow Jesuit Priests

Lectors: Mrs. Kathy Juhas, Mr. Peter Casey

Altar Servers: Mr. Jack Culotta, Jr. ’13, Mr. Peyton Fine ’13, Mr. Matthieu Robert ’12

Music Ministry: Ms. Elizabeth Rizzo, Cantor; Mr. Randall Roberts, Guitar; Mr. Chris Larosa, Piano

A Word of Thanks from Fr. Murphy and Fr. O’Halloran

We would like to take the opportunity to express our appreciation for all those who made today’s celebration possible.

We are very grateful to God for calling us to the religious life and the priesthood to praise and reverence him and serve his people.

We would like to thank our families for their love and support of our vocations.

We want to express our gratitude to our Jesuit brothers for their guidance, help, and companionship.

We are grateful to Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. for hosting us, Mr. Randall Roberts for the music, and to Mr. and Mrs. Call for the food.

Finally, we are very appreciative for the prayers and support of all the members of the Jesuit community.

For the Greater Glory of God

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