Dcn. Jonathon and Dcn. Jorge standing together and smiling

The Oblates of the Virgin Mary are pleased to announce the upcoming Ordination of our brothers

Deacons Jonathon Hank and Jorge Sanchez, OMV

to the Order of Priesthood through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit. They will be ordained by His Excellency, the Most Reverend

Bishop Joseph A. Williams

on Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 11 a.m. PT at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

12001 214th St
Hawaiian Gardens CA 90716

We invite you to celebrate this joyous occasion with our community by tuning into the live stream on Facebook.

The Oblates of the Virgin Mary announce the ordination to the sacred priesthood of Dcn. Jorge Sanchez, OMV and Dcn. Jonathon Hank, OMV on July 27, 2024 at St. Peter Chanel in Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Ordination to the priesthood is a huge milestone, and we’re overjoyed to celebrate Dcn. Jonathon, Dcn. Jorge, and their journeys thus far. All are welcome to attend these blessed and joyous events. Please keep our brothers Jonathon and Jorge in your prayers as they prepare to be ordained priests of Jesus Christ!

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About Deacon Jonathon Hank

Dcn. Jonathon is from Corcoran, MN, a small suburb of Minneapolis. The first of three children, Dcn. Jonathon earned his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics in 2015 from the University of Minnesota, where he was active in Saint Paul’s Outreach. He enjoys camping, hiking, board games, and the occasional math problem. 

He first heard of the Oblates when reading Fr. Tim Gallagher’s “Discernment of Spirits,” and was recommended to them by the campus minister at his university. Dcn. Jonathon began his first year of postulancy in September 2016, entered the novitiate in August 2018, professed his first vows in August 2019, and professed his final vows in May 2023.

“Excited, grateful, humbled… These are a few of the feelings swirling around in my heart as I look forward to my priestly ordination. I am humbled that Jesus has chosen me to be His priest, grateful to God and to all who have supported me on my journey to this point, and excited to be able to serve all of you as a priest.

Please pray that the Lord grant me a share in His own Sacred Heart, so that I may carry out this ministry faithfully and fruitfully. God bless you all!”

Deacon Jonathon Hank, OMV

About Deacon Jorge Sanchez

The second of three children, Dcn. Jorge was born in Fullerton, CA. Before joining the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, he earned his AA degree in Film from Cerritos College and worked as an assistant on some film shoots. A man who enjoys editing and writing scripts for films, Br. Jorge counts Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, and Christopher Nolan among his favorite directors. 

He first heard of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary through his godparents, who were married at the OMV parish of St. Peter Chanel in Hawaiian Gardens, CA. Dcn. Jorge entered the seminary in September 2016, entered the novitiate in August 2018, professed his first vows in August 2019, and professed his final vows in May 2023.

“Being ordained a priest for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary is a profound honor and a deeply spiritual journey. This sacred calling allows me to serve God and our community with love and dedication. I am incredibly grateful for the unwavering support and guidance from the entire OMV family, whose faith and encouragement have been instrumental in this journey.

I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who have supported me both financially and spiritually. Your generosity and prayers have made this moment possible. Following in the footsteps of our founder, Venerable Bruno Lanteri, I am committed to living a life of hope and holiness. Thank you for walking this path with me.”

Deacon Jorge Sanchez, OMV

First Mass

On July 28th, the day after their ordinations, Fr. Jonathan and Fr. Jorge will celebrate their First Masses of Thanksgiving at St. Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens, California at TBD. Fr. Jorge will celebrate Mass at 8 a.m. in English and 10 a.m. in Spanish. Fr. Jonathan will celebrate Mass at 12 p.m. in English.

“I have asked the Lord to give you great courage and firm hope in God.” Say then with boldness, “Now I begin,” and go forward constantly in God’s service. Do not look back so often, because one who looks back cannot run. And do not be content to begin only for this year. Begin every day, because it is for every day, even for every hour of the day, that the Lord taught us to say in the Our Father, Forgive us our trespasses, and Give us this day our daily bread.”

Venerable Bruno Lanteri, Founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary

How to Watch Online

All are welcome to witness the Priestly Ordinations of Dcn. Jonathon and Dcn. Jorge! The event will be live streamed from St. Peter Chanel and available on Facebook.

  • Priestly Ordination: Saturday, July 27th at 11 a.m. PT
  • Fr. Jorge’s Masses of Thanksgiving: Sunday, July 28th at 8 a.m. PT (English) and 10 a.m. PT (Spanish)
  • Fr. Jonathon’s Mass of Thanksgiving: Sunday, July 28th at 12 p..m. PT (English)

After the events, recordings will be available on Facebook.

Br. Jorge and Br. Jonathon

Make a Gift in Honor of Dcn. Jonathon and Dcn. Jorge

Celebrate the Priestly Ordinations of Dcn. Jonathon and Dcn. Jorge by making a gift to the Ordination Fund! Gifts for the newly ordained will help supply them with the items needed for celebrating Mass and the Sacred Rites, including vestments, vessels, a Roman Missal, and more.

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2 comments on “Celebrate the Priestly Ordinations of Dcn. Jonathon and Dcn. Jorge”

  1. 1
    Laura Tellier on July 17, 2024

    Dear Deacon Jonathan Hank,

    Our Lady has put you profoundly in my heart. I will, humbly and thankfully, keep you in my prayers. God bless you.

  2. 2
    Carolyn Lyon on July 18, 2024

    Thanking God for the gift of these two men, their faith and ministries, and their hearts that are given to Him in love and service to others. May God bless them always with an abundance of grace, strength, wisdom and mercy and may the Blessed Mother’s tender care be always near to their awareness.
    With abiding prayers in Christ’s and Mary’s Hearts,
    Carolyn Lyon

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