Parish News
Father Todd Koesel Ordained in Oregon

Father Todd Koesel and Father Dominique Nelson were ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2015, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey in Carlton, Oregon.  His Excellency, Alexander King Sample, D.D., Archbishop of Portland in Oregon was the presider.  Many parishioners from St. Mary Presentation were in attendance.  The ordination was followed by a buffet luncheon provided by the monks which was enjoyed in the "garth," a beautiful outdoor garden in the middle of the monastery buildings.
    Fr. Todd recently finished his studies at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and Fr. Dominique, who is the Prior (second in charge after the abbot) of the monastery, did his theology work at St. Anselmo in Rome.
    Fr. Todd is the son of Dennis and Nola Koesel. 





Newly ordained Fr. Todd Koesel


The Chapel at the Monastery*





Fr. Todd Koesel and Father Dominique Nelson concelebrate their first Mass*


Fr. Al from our parish participates*

Fr. Todd with his parents, Dennis and Nola Koesel*
*These photos provided by Merle Gray