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On June 15, 2007, His Grace Archbishop Raymond Burke ordained two deacons of the Institute to the priesthood. The ordination took place at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis. This marks the first time that priestly ordinations of the Institute have been conducted in the United States of America. More than 1,200 attended the impressively beautiful ceremony which imperceptibly lasted 4 hours.

On the following day, Saturday, June 16, Father Matthew Talarico celebrated his first Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis.  On Sunday, June 17, was the first Mass of Father William Avis, also at the Oratory.

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