Two Former St. Ignatius Pastors Retire

Reverend Monsignors Patrick Gallagher (above left) and Warren Wall among three retiring archdiocesan priests. By The Catholic Week MOBILE — Three Archdiocese of Mobile priests, Msgr. Warren Wall, Msgr. Patrick Gallagher and Fr. Philip McKenna, retired effective June 27. Msgr. Wall most recently served as pastor at St. Mary Parish...

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‘God chose to call us’: The story of two brothers ordained Catholic priests on the same day

By Jonah McKeown Catholic News Agency Peyton and Connor Plessala are brothers from Mobile, Alabama. They’re 18 months— one school grade— apart. Despite the occasional competitiveness and squabbles that many brothers experience growing up, they’ve always been best buds. “We’re closer than best friends,” Connor, 25, told CNA. As young...

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‘Get out of the way of the Holy Spirit’

By ROB HERBST The Catholic Week MOBILE — What’s the key to becoming parents of two priests? “All we did was to get out of the way of the Holy Spirit,” Dr. Deneen Plessala smiled and said. Drs. Kirby and Deneen Plessala had two reasons to celebrate on May 30....

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Meet Gaillard Ladd, RCIA Candidate

Meet our RCIA Candidates: Let’s PRAY for them! Gaillard Ladd Confirmation Saint:  St.  Alphonsus Ligouri What are you looking forward to most about becoming Catholic:  Celebrating the Eucharist! Favorite new Catholic prayer:  Ave Maria or Hail Mary Something you hope to learn more about:  Teachings & traditions of the early Church Biggest challenge of...

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Meet Brian Miller, RCIA Candidate

Meet our RCIA Candidates: Let’s PRAY for them! Brian Miller Confirmation Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux Connection to St. Ignatius: My family has tithed to the parish and been involved with the school and parish for many years. What are you looking forward to most about becoming Catholic: Sharing and...

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Meet Taylor White, RCIA Candidate

Meet our RCIA Candidates: Let’s PRAY for them! Taylor White Confirmation Saint: Saint Francis of Assisi Connection to St. Ignatius: My wife Elizabeth and her family attended St. Ignatius school and have been parishioners for many generations. Our daughter Elizabeth is completing the ELC and will begin 2K in the...

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Meet Matthew McIntyre, RCIA Candidate

Meet our RCIA Candidates: Let’s PRAY for them! Matthew McIntyre Confirmation Saint: St. Luke Connection to St. Ignatius: The children attend school at St. Ignatius as 4th grade, 2nd grade and Pre-K 4 students. They became interested in the Catholic faith and traditions. It was easy to support this spiritual...

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Pre-Ordination Interview

Tom McDonald interviews Deacons Peyton and Connor Plessela, and Seminarian Alex Crow prior to their ordinations. The Plessala brothers will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday May 30, 2020, while Alex Crow will be ordained to the transitional deaconate. The ordinations will take place at Mobile’s Cathedral-Basilica of the...

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