Friar Bryan Hajovsky, OFM Conv., Ordained to the Priesthood

web5 hajovskyOn Saturday, October 17, in San Antonio, Texas, family, friars, and friends gathered in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Lake University for the priestly ordination of Friar Bryan Hajovsky, OFM Conv. Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, presided at the Ordination and the celebration of the Eucharist.

Nancy Hajovsky, Fr. Bryan's mother, shares the joy of his ordination after assisting with his investiture.
Nancy Hajovsky, Fr. Bryan's mother, shares the joy of his ordination after assisting with his investiture.

In his homily, Bishop John challenged Friar Bryan with Christ’s words in the Gospel, the commitment of St. Francis to the poor and the marginalized, and the modern example of Pope Francis talking of the Church as a place of the Lord’s welcome and Mercy.

The next morning, Fr. Bryan celebrated his first Mass at the parish where he grew up, St. Michael’s in Cuero, Texas. Friar Nick Rokitka, OFM Conv., a member of Our Lady of the Angels Province who has gone through Conventual Franciscan formation with Fr. Bryan, delivered the homily.

Fr. Bryan receives the offertory gifts from his brother Blake and his nieces and nephews.
Fr. Bryan receives the offertory gifts from his brother Blake and his nieces and nephews.

Fr. Bryan will continue to work at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio. He teaches at OLC School and serves at the parish.web6 hajovskyhajovsky first mass banner