Novena for Priests | Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations

Join us in praying for the historic ordination of these 9 future priests! 


On May 18, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate the historic ordination of nine men to the priesthood! Deacons Alex Biroymumeisho, Mark Bredestege, Zachary Cecil, Christian Cone-Lombarte, Ambrose Dobroszi, Andrew Hess, Elias Mwesigye, Jeffrey Stegbauer, and Jedidiah Tritle have spent many years studying, discerning, and serving in preparation for this momentous day where they receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. This will be the largest ordination class in more than 40 years!

We know that it is your prayers for the vocations of future priests that have strengthened them throughout their years of formation. We ask that you intensify your prayers and join us in a novena for these men as they near ordination day.

Join us for the Novena.

During this 9 Day Novena you will receive:

  • Videos from the men preparing for ordination, sharing their excitement for the priesthood. 
  • Daily email reminders to pray the novena. 
  • A daily prayer asking God the Father to bless, sanctify, and consecrate these future priests.  

Meet one of our future priests!


It is humbling to think of all of the people who pray for us every day, many of whom we do not even know. These prayers have born abundant graces in preparing for ordination. 

Deacon Jeff Stegbauer