It was a small and intimate celebration on December 3 attended by several friends, Joe’s brother Peter, from Guelph (Ontario), and the friars.
Bishop Gregory Bittman, auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, presided the ceremony. He was assisted by Fr. Paul Kavanagh. Br. Joe’s ordination to the priesthood will take place in July 2017, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, in Sherwood Park, where he is presently doing his pastoral year and where he has been involved for some time with the Catholic schools attached to the parish.