Bishop Joseph Bambera celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Orders ordaining three transitional deacons to priestly service for the People of God of the Diocese of Scranton. We join with all of our brothers and sisters celebrating with and congratulating Father Jonathan Kuhar, Father Shawn Simchock and Father Kevin Miller. The ordination was celebrated this past Saturday in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton, in a limited way due to measures in place, but also with limitless joy that God has called, these men have responded and the Church has ratified and validated their readiness for ministry. Please pray for Frs. Kuhar, Simchock and Miller as they begin their priestly service in our Diocese.


Gracious and loving God we thank you for the gift of our priests. Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

Help our priests to be strong in their vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.

Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.