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Cardinal George to Ordain Fourteen Men for Archdiocese of Chicago Ceremony Returns to Holy Name Cathedral on Saturday, May 22

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will ordain fourteen new priests at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 22, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. The men, ranging in age from 25 to 44, include seven from the U.S. and four from Mexico. Three others are from Kenya, Peru and Poland.

In ceremonies held earlier this month at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, these seminary graduates received a Master of Divinity degree. After ordination the new priests will serve in parishes in Chicago, Cicero, Flossmoor, Mundelein, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, and Skokie.


  • Elvio Baldeon Lope, 32, from Lima, Peru, will have his first assignment at St. Sylvester Parish, 2157 North Humboldt Boulevard in Chicago.
  • Sergio de la Torre Carrillo, 31, from Guadalajara, Mexico, will be studying Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University and will reside at Casa Jesus.
  • Manuel Dorantes, 26, from Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico, is assigned to St. Clement Parish, 642 West Deming Place in Chicago.
  • Shawn Gould, 33, is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will be assigned to St. Alphonsus Parish, 1428 West Wellington Avenue in Chicago.
  • Brian Kean, 45, is from Chicago and graduated from Mary, Seat of Wisdom School in Park Ridge. His first assignment will be at St. Germaine Parish, 98th Street at South Kolin Avenue in Oak Lawn.
  • Christopher M. Kituli, 37, was born in Machakos, Kenya and is assigned to St. Damien Parish, 5300 West 155th Street in Oak Forest.
  • Andrew Liaugminas, 25, from Elmhurst, will have his first assignment at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 920 West Granville Avenue in Park Ridge.
  • Sergio Mena, 32, from Mazatecochco, Mexico, is assigned to St. Frances of Rome Parish, 1500 South 59th Court in Cicero.
  • Michael Moczko, 32, from Raciborz, Poland, is assigned to St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 East Anderson Drive in Palatine.
  • Nathaniel Payne, 27, is from Bensenville and will have his first assignment at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 22333 West Erhart Road in Mundelein.
  • Carlos Rodriguez, 40, was born in Brooklyn, New York. His is assigned to St. Michael Parish, 14727 Highland Avenue in Orland Park.
  • Stanley Stuglik, 35, is from Chicago and graduated from Marist High School in Chicago. His first assignment will be at Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, 1131 Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor.
  • Luis Valerio, 31, from Aguascalientes, Mexico, is assigned to St. Jerome Parish, 1709 West Lunt Avenue in Chicago.
  • Andrew Wawrzyn, 37, was born in Columbus, Ohio, and is assigned to St. Peter Parish, 8100 Niles Center Road in Skokie.

More information about each of the fourteen new priests can be found on the Catholic New World web site,

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