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Rejoicing In Two Vocations

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

(2019) In June of 2018, Denning Batcha Achidi, originally from Cameroon, West Africa, who lived with us at St. Lawrence before his acceptance into Christ the King Seminary and to study as a priesthood candidate for the Diocese of Buffalo, received his public call from our Bishop as a candidate for Holy Orders. His Deaconate Ordination will occur in late May of 2019.

Years before Moses Oluwaseun Ikuelogbon, originally from Lagos Nigeria came to Buffalo and began his stay at SS. Columba Brigid Parish but then moved into the rectory at St. Lawrence where ROTA offered him hospitality until he too was accepted as a seminarian in studies for Buffalo.

In September 2018 we joined with his parish families of Saint Martin de Porres and Saint Lawrence to witness his Deaconate Ordination along with fourteen other candidates at the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory in Lackawanna. The Priesthood Ordination is to take place on June 1st 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. ROTA has had the pleasure of supporting Moses throughout his seminary time with us and looks forward to this milestone in his life and the life of our Church in Buffalo. Blessings to these two men of God. Thank you for answering God’s call.


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