2024 Ordination Date

June 21, 2024

Ordination to the Priesthood: June 21, 2024 at St. Ambrose Cathedral

Ordination will be held at 5:00 p.m. More details coming soon!

Questions? Please email us or call 515-237-5014.


Join Bishop Pates in prayer for vocations at St. Mary Parish, 512 W. Thomas, Shenandoah, IA 51601 on Monday, October 27 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Pope Francis said "Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community... this is why Jesus said, "Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, 'that is God the Father, 'to send out laborers into his harvest." 

All are welcome to this holy hour of Eucharistic adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Please invite a friend!

For more information, please email us or call 515-237-5014.