Celebrating the Ordination of Fr. Mario Serrano, OFM Conv.

On Saturday, November 4, 2016, Friar Mario Serrano, OFM Conv. was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend John Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky. The ordination took place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/Ysleta Mission in El Paso, Texas. Many Friars, family, and friends joined in the joyful celebration. Over the next two days, Fr. Mario celebrated Masses of Thanksgiving in Dexter, New Mexico, and in Juarez, Mexico.

Fr. Mario preaches at his Mass of Thanksgiving in Dexter, NM
Fr. Mario preaches at his Mass of Thanksgiving in Dexter, NM

Please join us in prayer to the praise and glory of the Most Holy Trinity. May God continue to bless Fr. Mario in his Franciscan service and sacramental ministry. And may Our Lady

Members of the Tigua community offered a traditional blessing before the ordination.
Members of the Tigua community offered a traditional blessing before the ordination.

of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, continue to intercede for all of us.

       For more photos, please visit the Province Facebook page. (Photos courtesy of Mr. Al Baeza, Fr. Miguel Briseno, OFM Conv., and Friar Tony Martinez, OFM Conv.)