70th Alumnus of Christendom College Ordained a PriestJune 2, 2014
On May 31, Christendom College alumnus Jerome Guld joined the ranks of the college’s—now—70 alumni priests, being ordained in the Diocese of Trenton, N.J. Guld says that he felt the call to the priesthood in high school, but didn’t give it serious thought until his years at Christendom.
“Many of my friends at Christendom College, both men and women pursued vocations,” Guld says in an interview on the Diocese of Trenton’s website. “In recent years, I have sensed my vocation strongly in each Christian situation of my life.”
A member of the class of 1987, Guld is excited about being a priest.
“As a priest I will fulfill a great need of our time,” he says. “I will have the opportunity of responding to God's people every day, and of fulfilling Christ's command to build up the Church. I will be able to do all this most uniquely and directly through ministry of the Mass, the Word, and the Sacraments.”
On May 31, alumnus Noah Morey (’08) was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Arlington and, on June 14, Reverend Mr. Zachary Akers (’05) and Reverend Mr. Daniel Heenan (’05) will both be ordained priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Their ordination will make a total of 72 alumni priests.
As of June 2, 2014, Christendom College’s holistic educational and spiritual formation has helped foster 149 religious vocations during its 37-year history: 70 priests, 49 sisters, 5 deacons, 3 brothers, and 22 men currently in seminary.
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