2015 Final Vows

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, Dennis Strach II, C.S.C., and Matthew Hovde, C.S.C., professed forever the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Congregation of Holy Cross. In this, they became permanent members of the community and committed contributors to our common life and ministry. The following day they were ordained deacons in continued preparation for their Ordination to the priesthood which is anticipated for the spring of 2016. Below are pictures and the video from the Final Vow Mass along with a selection of homilies from the weekend’s celebrations. Read the 2015 Final Vows Press Release to learn more about these men.


Photo Gallery:

2015 Final Vows


Homily from Lucernarium – Fr. Michael Connors, C.S.C.

Homily from the Final Vows Mass – Fr. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C.

Excerpts chosen from the Exhortation in the Roman Pontifical – Bishop Daniel Jenky

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