Notre Dame, Ind. – Three men will make Final Profession of Vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.
Newly elected Provincial Superior with United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., will preside at the Mass and receive the vows of Mr. Brian Christopher Ching, C.S.C., Mr. Mark Francis DeMott, C.S.C., and Mr. Jarrod Michael Waugh, C.S.C.
The following day, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, the men will be ordained to the Order of Deacon by the Most Rev. John M. D’Arcy, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, at the Moreau Seminary Chapel. All three will be ordained priests in the spring, on April 6, 2013.
Brian, Mark and Jarrod will take the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience according to the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross. For the past several years, they have been in a period of temporary vows, renewing those vows annually. On Aug. 25, they will commit their lives and work to the communal life and ministry of Holy Cross.