The Archdiocese of Newark will have the largest ordination in the country this year, with 17 ordinands.
Msgr. Tom Nydegger, vice rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary, told The Star-Ledger of Newark that this high number is the result of an effective recruiting campaign that has staff going into Catholic high schools and colleges and speak about vocations.
The men to be ordained in Newark on Saturday are between 29 and 52 years old. They come from as far away as South Korea and as close as Jersey City.
The Diocese of Paterson diocese will ordain four priests. Bishop John Smith of Trenton ordained three men Saturday.