Saturday, January 28, was a day of rejoicing for the Congregation of Holy Cross in Mexico, as Fr. Pedro Carreño Medina, C.S.C., was ordained to the priesthood. The Ordination Mass was held in Nuestra Madre Santísima de la Luz Parish in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, where Fr. Carreño served since his Final Vows and Deaconate Ordination in January 2022.
Presiding at the Ordination was the Most Rev. Jorge Izaguirre, C.S.C., Bishop of the Prelature of Chuquibamba in Peru. Among the Holy Cross religious present for the Ordination were Fr. Pete Logsdon, C.S.C., Regional Superior of the Holy Cross community in Mexico, and Fr. José Ahumada, C.S.C., Superior of the District of Chile-Perú. Fr. Carreño made his Novitiate in Huaycán, Perú, and then he did his post-novitiate formation in Santiago, Chile, at the Casa de Formación Santa Cruz.
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Many Sisters of the Holy Cross also attended and participated in the Ordination, as the sisters, brothers, and priests of Holy Cross work together in the parish community and surrounding neighborhoods.
Following the Mass, there was a reception and then a meal for invited guests to celebrate and give thanks for Fr. Carreño’s vocation and service in the Church.
Fr. Carreño celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving the following day, Sunday, January 29, in San Matías Chapel, which is one of five chapels that compromise the community of La Luz Parish. Fr. Carreño will continue to serve in the parish as he begins his priestly ministry in the Congregation and the Church.