Invitations for an Extraordinary Event | Priestly Ordination

This spring, I had the opportunity to help out three special guys who will be ordained priests in May/June – one being my younger brother, Jake.  Each of their ordinations will be extraordinary events, more rare and much larger than any wedding I had ever done. They will be ordained in an official priestly ordination ceremony hosted by the bishop, then the following day they celebrate their First Holy Mass to begin their journey as priests.  A reception is hosted in their honor where family, friends, mentors, teachers and parishioners are gathered to celebrate with each newly ordained priest.  So it is of great importance to design their invitation in a way that clearly organizes the information and communicates each important detail to a wide group of guests – between 350-450 invitations for each. I enjoyed figuring out the best way to organize and communicate this information and designed attractive, masculine invitations. 

I was very lucky to have my family involved in the assembly process because as my Grandma Wujek says, “many hands make light work!”  We had a fun weekend (despite the nearly bloody fingers from so many mini-brads) putting together the invitations for my brother, toasting to his accomplishments and enjoying some delicious food and good laughs. Thanks for all your help!


Best of luck to Dcn. Scott Potthoff, Dcn. Renaurd West and Dcn. Jacob Rose who will soon be ordained!