.- The Diocese of Charleston will have six new priests as of Friday, when Bishop Robert Baker will preside at the ordination Mass at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. This is the largest class of ordinands for the diocese since 1956.
The candidates, who include a retired Marine Colonel and two school teachers, are Bryan Babick of Charleston, WV; Michael Cassabon of Simpsonville, SC; Timothy Gahan of Medford, MA; Jeffery Kirby of Columbia, SC; Andrew Trapp of Augusta, GA; and Jeremi Wodecki of Slask, Poland.
“The Church in South Carolina will be greatly blessed by the ordination of these six men,” said Bishop Baker in a statement. The ordination Mass will begin at 6 p.m.
Currently, the diocese has 12 seminarians in various stages of formation.