Saturday, April 25, 2015: Fr. Michel Alves, OFM Conv. was ordained to the Presbyterate by the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Dom Pedro Cunha Cruz. The ceremony took place at the historical Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da Antiga Sé (Church of the Old Cathedral Our Lady of Mount Carmel) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Our Province Secretary, Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. was on hand for the ordination as well as Friar Michel’s First Mass (Sunday, April 26, 2015), held at the Church of St. Rita, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the faithful were filled with great joy, celebrating Good Shepherd Sunday and a new shepherd of the flock!