Both 26 now, the brothers grew up “playing Mass” with wafers fashioned from bread in their parent’s home. They also voluntarily attended 6:30 a.m. daily Mass growing up.
According to the Associated Press, Father Joseph Campbell said that "It wasn't an obligation for us, but rather something we saw as cool."
The boys, who share 11 other siblings, were named after the family’s late pastor, Monsignor James Joseph Gannon.
James and Joseph were joined Friday by a third seminarian, Marc Solomon, during Friday’s ordination ceremony.
.- James and Joseph Campbell have always been close, but last Friday, the identical twin brothers took a lifetime step together that will bond them in an eternal way; the Erie, Pennsylvania brothers were both ordained to the priesthood at the city’s St. Peter’s Cathedral.