Three Glenmary Home Missioners were ordained to the priesthood on March 20 by Bishop J. Mark Spalding of the Diocese of Nashville, including Father Kenneth Wandera, who is from Kenya and is serving as an associate pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Erwin.
Joining Father Wandera in the Mass of ordination were Father José Lopez of Mexico and Father Samuel Mungai, also of Kenya. Father Lopez and Father Mungai are serving at Glenmary churches in northeastern North Carolina.
The ordination Mass was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church in Cincinnati, where the Glenmary order is based.