A New Priest and New Deacon for the Canons Regular

Updated: May 21

With praise and thanks to almighty God, the Canons Regular announce the ordination of a new Deacon and a new Priest. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands, Father Nathan Ford, SJC was ordained a Priest of Christ on May 15th and Br. Joseph Brom, SJC was ordained a Transitional Deacon on May 8th, 2021.

The ordination of Br. Joseph Brom, SJC to the Order of Diaconate took place on Saturday, May 8th at Holy Name Cathedral.

See more photos from the ordination here.

The ordination of Father Nathan Ford, SJC to the Order of Priesthood took place on Saturday, May 15th at Holy Name Cathedral.

See more photos from the ordination here.

Photos from Father Nathan Ford's First Mass of Thanksgiving

Father Nathan Ford, SJC

Father Nathan Ford, SJC joined the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, in the summer of 2011, after completing high school. He was ordained to the Order of Presbyter on Saturday, May 15th at 10:00am by Cardinal Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Although the ordination attendance was limited to family only, you can watch the livestream.

Fr. Nathan Ford’s first Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday, May 16th at 12:30pm at St. John Cantius Church.

Fr. Nathan Ford, SJC was born in Coldwater, MI to Kelly and Jodi Ford, and is the eldest of four children (Aaron, 25; Sarah, 22; and Allison, 20.). He spent his summers going camping throughout Northern Michigan, fishing, singing in choirs, and spending time with family and friends.

“Ever since I was about 6 or 7, I knew that I wanted to be a priest,” said Fr. Ford. This calling stayed with him throughout his upbringing and in high school he stumbled upon a new religious community in the heart of Chicago. “I was immediately drawn to this new little order for a few reasons: the importance they placed on living out the liturgical life and traditions of the Church, the close brotherhood that I encountered there, and most importantly the joy that these men all had.” After completing his two years in the Novitiate he went on to study at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT for his undergraduate in Philosophy and then began his studies at Mundelein Seminary in August of 2017.