(Left to right) Seminarians Christopher Grief, Joseph McGinnis, Martin Ma Na Ling; Bishop William F. Medley; and seminarians Christopher Kight, Flynn Mudd and Christopher French at Holy Spirit Parish in Bowling Green on Dec. 20, 2020. That day, Ma Na Ling was accepted as a Candidate for Holy Orders. COURTESY OF OWENSBORO VOCATIONS
Two seminarians accepted as candidates for the priesthood
BY WKC STAFF
In December 2020, two of the Diocese of Owensboro’s seminarians took their next step toward being ordained to the diocesan priesthood.
On Sunday, Dec. 13, seminarian Christopher Earl Grief was accepted as a Candidate for Holy Orders by Bishop William F. Medley, at Grief’s home parish of St. John the Evangelist in Paducah. Grief is in Second Theology and studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
On Sunday, Dec. 20, seminarian Martin Ma Na Ling was accepted as a Candidate for Holy Orders by Bishop William F. Medley, at Ma Na Ling’s home parish of Holy Spirit in Bowling Green. Ma Na Ling is in Second Theology and studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
Please continue to pray for our seminarians as they study and discern God’s call in their lives.
Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.