Ordination to the Holy Order of Priesthood


On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30am, Stephen Joseph Bruzzese will be ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood by the Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, Bishop of Saint Catharines. From that day forward they will be able to bring healing and comfort in the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, they will be able to forgive and wash away even the gravest of sins, and they will be able to bring Our Lord to hundreds of thousands of souls in the Eucharist!

The Mass of Priestly Ordination will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria 3 Lyman St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5M8

stephen-bruzzese-webStephen Joseph Bruzzese | AGE: 27 | HOMETOWN: Welland, Ont.

He was just three days old when he was adopted by Joseph and Debbie Bruzzese. He was involved in many sports and activities, including football and bowling. After graduating from St. Michael’s Catholic High School he was recruited by several universities for football. In 2008, he enrolled at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto and played one season for the Varsity Blues. Between 2009 and 2012, he earned a baccalaureate in Thomistic Thought from St. Philip’s Seminary. After his ordination, he will serve in the Diocese of St. Catharines.

“In Grade 2 was really the first time I said I had wanted to be a priest. Actually that’s a lie. I said I wanted to be the Pope.