The Congregation of Holy Cross continued its strong run of recent Ordinations to the Priesthood, with three more over the past several weeks, including two in Haiti and one in Mexico.
The first of the three to be ordained were Fr. Jose Etnour Lainé, C.S.C., and Fr. Rigolex Doréus, C.S.C., from the Province of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Haiti. Their Ordinations were on December 30, 2023, with the Most Rev. Launay Saturné, Archbishop of Cap-Haitien, presiding at the Ordination Mass.
The Ordinations were held at Notre Dame d'Altagrâce Parish in Fort Saint Michel du Cap-Haitien, which is Fr. Jose’s home parish. Around 30 Holy Cross religious took part in the ceremony and were joined by other religious and parishioners, as well as the friends and families of the two ordinandi.
After the end of the ceremony, a festive meal was served in the courtyard of Collège Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours.
Fr. Jose will continue his mission at Collège Notre Dame, where he serves as Head of Student Services, Sports, and the CNDPS Band. Fr. Rigolex will return to Canada, where he did his theological studies and diaconate, to serve in the Congregation’s ministries.
Next up to be ordained a priest was Fr. Angél Alberto Lázaro de la Cruz, C.S.C., in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was ordained by the Most Rev. Alfonso Gerardo Miranda, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Monterrey, in the Congregation’s sponsored parish, Nuestra Señora Santísima de la Luz.
The following day at the parish’s San Matías Chapel, Fr. Ángel celebrated his first Mass. Like at the Ordination Mass the day before, there was a festive reception following Fr. Ángel's Mass of thanksgiving.
In addition to the local community and Fr. Ángel’s friends and family, the Ordination drew Holy Cross religious both from the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, which sponsors the Congregation’s mission in Mexico, and the District of Chile-Peru. Of note among the religious in attendance were Fr. Pete Logsdon, C.S.C., Regional Superior of the Holy Cross Community in Mexico, and Fr. James Phalan, C.S.C., Director of Formation for the District of Chile-Peru. Fr. Ángel will begin his priestly ministry serving in Nuestra Señora Santísima de la Luz Parish.