Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Nader Ata, OFM Conv. celebrated his Ordination to the Priesthood on Saturday, May 27, 2017, and his Mass of Thanksgiving (1st Mass) on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, where he has been serving as Deacon. (Photo Cred: John Oles Photography)
Catholic Sun Article on the Ordination
Catholic Sun Article on Friar Nader
Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., newly ordained Fr. Nader Ata, OFM Conv., the Bishop of Syracuse, Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham and newly ordained Fr. Nicholas Spano, OFM Conv. stop outside of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, in Syracuse, NY, for a photo
Fr. Nader shares a moment of 1st Blessings with members of his family, after the Ordination
Fr. Nick receives a blessing from his confrere and fellow priest, Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM Conv.
Fr. Nader pins a beautiful corsage on his very proud mother.
Friar Nicholas and Friar Nader lie prostrate on the floor and the Litany of the Saints is sung.