A Joyful Celebration!

August 17, 2018

Friends, Family, C.R.'s and Apostles of the Resurrection members gathered together on Wednesday, August 15th for the profession of first vows by Edward Sikora and the renewal of vows by Raphael Ma, C.R.  Fr. Murray McDermott, C.R. Provincial Superior for the O-K Province presided over this celebration and Bishop Emeritus Robert Kurtz, C.R. gave the homily.  Bishop Kurtz was the pre-novitiate director for Edward Sikora.  Below are pictures from this joyous event. A reception and time of fellowship was held in the Resurrection Manor diningroom following the ceremony.

Bishop Emeritus Robert Kurtz, C.R. gave the homily.

 

Fr. Tim Uniac, C.R. presents Ed Sikora with his cassock and cincture

Fr. Murray McDermott, C.R. watches as Ed Sikora signs his first vows with Fr. Paul Voisin, C.R. looking on

 

Fr. Paul Voisin, C.R., Fr. Murray McDermott, C.R. Fr. Jim Donohue, C.R. and Raphael Ma as he renews his vows

Raphael Ma signing his renewal of vows.

Raphael Ma and Ed Sikora receiving their blessing

Presentation of newly professed - Raphael Ma and Ed Sikora

Newly professed Ed Sikora - Fr. Murray McDermott in the background

Proud brothers and mother of Ed Sikora with Bishop Emeritus Robert Kurtz, C.R.

Raphael Ma, C.R. in conversation with Bishop Emeritus Robert Kurtz, C.R. 

Paul Ma (Raph's dad), Raphael Ma, Mrs. Dee Sproule and her daughter with Bishop Emeritus Robert Kurtz, C.R. 

Fr. Paul Voisin, C.R. - Superior General, Fr. Jim Donohue, C.R. - Vicar Provincial, Fr. Murray McDermott, C.R. - Provincial & Bishop Emeritus Robert Kurtz, C.R. 

Terrianne Moulton (organist for the occasion), Alice Soeder, Fr. Dan Lobsinger and Apostles of the Resurrection Members

Fr. MIchal Kruszewski, C.R. and Fr. Adam Wroblewicz, C.R.

The smiles say it all - Fr. Ray Reitzel, C.R. and Fr. Jim Link, C.R. 

Many blessings to Ed and Raph as they continue their journey towards priesthood!