Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will ordain Dan Vanyo to the priesthood during a 10 a.m. Mass June 2 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.
The ordination will cap off years of study at the seminary as well as pastoral work, putting what he learned into action. Fr. Paul Sullivan, director of vocations for the Phoenix Diocese, said Vanyo “has had a knack for creating community life.”
“We saw this in the seminary,” he said. “The ability to bring people together will be nice to see in parish life.”
Vanyo, who will begin his priestly ministry at Queen of Peace in Mesa and as a high school chaplain, is looking forward to celebrating Mass, conferring the sacrament of the sick and hearing confessions.