Here’s a lovely short film in which Deacon John Vinton explains the people and the moments in his life which have led towards his ordination to the holy priesthood this Saturday, June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.
“I just hope to be a good, faithful priest until I die,” says Deacon John, “that can help people encounter the Lord and be reconciled to him, that they can be saved, that they can go to heaven.” “I don’t want to lead people astray, I just want to be a priest to sanctify God’s people and to hopefully save my soul in the process.”
Deacon John will be ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Lansing by Bishop Earl Boyea alongside Deacon Michael Cassar. We’ll bring you his vocation story tomorrow. Please keep both young men in your prayers. Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them!