Justin Palmer Ordained a Catholic Priest

Story and Photos By Karen Bonar

Justin Palmer, from rural Lucas, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina, Kan. Bishop Edward Weisenburger ordained him along with Ryan McCandless from Wichita and Leo Blasi from Abilene.

This was the first time in the last 55 years, since 1962, that the Salina Diocese ordained as many as three priests. That year Fr. Justin Palmer’s great uncle, Fr. Maurice Ptacek, was ordained.

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