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On Friday May 30, 2014, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, ordained the Rev. Mr. Andrew LaFramboise to the priesthood. The ordination took place during Mass at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt. Ave., in Saginaw.


LaFramboise is the ninth priest ordained by Bishop Cistone since he was installed as the bishop of Saginaw in July 2009.


“Andy's parents are very devout and you can see how that has been instilled in their children and their children's families," Bishop Cistone said. "There's a real joy and commitment that's evident in their family. I think that’s really important for priestly vocations because young men don’t live out their vocations in a vacuum…it’s a seed and a gift and it needs to grow.


“Promoting and fostering priestly vocations remains a major priority for me and for our diocese as a whole. I am convinced that God is calling many of our young men to consider the priesthood.”


The Rev. Mr. Andrew LaFramboise is a native of Auburn, Mich. He received his priestly formation at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Before entering seminary in 2006, LaFramboise studied mathematics and statistics at Kettering University in Flint, Mich.


“I look forward to being an instrument of Jesus’ encounter with his people and I hope to learn as much as I can during my first year as a priest,” said LaFramboise. “I was deeply moved when I saw St. John Paul II during World Youth Day in Toronto in 2002. When he died, I was inspired by his example and reflected on how much good had come from one person saying ‘yes’ to God. This call to holiness led me to be open to what God wanted for my life.”


Those interested in learning more about priestly vocations may contact Rev. Andrew Booms, director of priesthood vocations for the Diocese of Saginaw at 989-752-8119.

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