Fr. Matthew Gummess was Ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 in the Parish Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Chicago, Illinois. On Sunday, he celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in his home Parish of St. Patrick in Joliet, Illinois.
Fr. Matthew completed his studies for the priesthood at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Following his ordination, Matthew is assigned to the Carmelite Parish of St. Raphael in South Central, Los Angeles, California until he commences doctoral studies in August.
Many Carmelites participated in these celebrations along with Fr. Matthew’s parents and sister as well as friends from his alma mater, Yale University and Catholic Theological Union.
We pray that Fr. Matthew’s priestly ministry be richly blessed by the Good Shepherd who came to serve and not be served.
More photos in the gallery below.