On June 30, 2018, Fathers Kyle Laylan and Barry Saylor were ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, each new priest returned to their home parishes to celebrate their first Masses. Father Laylan returned to Queen of the Apostles in Tomah and Father Saylor returned to St. Vincent de Paul in Wisconsin Rapids.
Now, they will each take their first steps as priests for the Diocese of La Crosse at their new assignments.
Father Laylan begins his priestly ministry as Associate Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Arcadia and Sacred Heart Parish in Pine Creek.
Father Saylor begins his priestly ministry as Associate Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Marshfield and Christ the King Parish in Spencer, and Chaplain at Columbus High School and Middle School in Marshfield.
A full feature article will be in the September/October issue of Catholic Life.
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Below is a video of the Ordination Mass.
Photos by Michael Lieurance