Ordination of Father Yakkel

Congratulations to Father Christopher Yakkel, who was ordained for the Diocese of Columbus on May 25, 2019 by Bishop Robert Brennan at Saint Joseph Cathedral.

Four priests were ordained for the Diocese of Columbus on May 25, 2019 by Bishop Robert Brennan at Saint Joseph Cathedral. Following the ordination they posed for this photo: (from the left) Father Stephen Linehan, representing Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary; Father Brian Beal, newly ordained; Bishop Robert Brennan; Father Christopher Yakkel, newly ordained; Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Service, USA; Father Kyle Tennant, newly ordained; Bishop James Griffin; Father Paul Brandimarti, newly ordained; Bishop Frederick Campbell; Father Paul Noble, Vocation Director; Very Reverend Steven Beseau, newly-appointed Rector, Pontifical College Josephinum; Very Reverend Michael Lumpe, Saint Joseph Cathedral Rector and Diocesan Vicar for Priests. (Photo: Ken Snow)                                         Father Christopher Yakkel, a newly-ordained priest of the Diocese of Columbus, celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving on May 26, 2019 at his home parish of Saint Joseph Cathedral. Congratulations Father Yakkel! (Photo: Ken Snow)                                                                Following his First Mass of Thanksgiving on May 26, 2019 at his home parish of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Father Christopher Yakkel (center) posed with priests who concelebrated the Mass, seminarians who served, along with Bishop Richard Higgins (standing to the left of Father Yakkel) who was present for the Mass "in choir" representing the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Father Yakkel was co-sponsored by the Diocese of Columbus and the Archdiocese for the Military Services. After three years of priestly service in the Diocese, Father Yakkel will become a full-time priest chaplain for service to our service men and women in the U.S. Air Force. For more information about the Archdiocese for the Military Service, USA, click here:             https://www.milarch.org/ (Photo: Ken Snow)