Twelve parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua, traveled to Tucson to attend the Ordination Mass of our new Associate Vicar, Father Alan Valencia. The Mass was filled with the word of God. Father Alan experienced the centuries old tradition of the Bishop “laying” hands on him and taking his vows. This tradition traces back to the Apostles. Father’s mother and grandmother were present and delivered his vestments to him. The Cathedral Choir filled the chamber with great music.
Father will officially join our parish on July 1, 2015. A welcome celebration for him on July 19th at 5PM in the Community Center. More information to come on this event.