December 5, 2008

Our New Father:Tipton Ordained to the Priesthood

SAGINAW - Bishop Robert J. Carlson ordained Prentice A. Tipton Jr. to the priesthood on Dec. 5 at St. Mary Cathedral in Saginaw. Father Prentice, 55, has been assigned as assistant pastor at St. Hyacinth Parish in Bay City, where he previously served out is deacon internship. He is the eighth priest ordained for the Diocese of Saginaw by Bishop Carlson during the past two years.


Joe & Renee said...

Oh what joy!!!! We met "brother" Simeon through the Community of St. John while in world youth day 2005 in Cologne and he left such a profound impression on my husband and I. We have always desired to know where God led him after his time of formation with the Community only to hear this morning that Fr. John Therese, brother Gabriel and brother John James were just coming back from his ordination just brought such amazing joy and awe at God's hand in his life. We rejoice in this ordination of a beautiful man and we hope that he showers the Saginaw Diocese with as much of the Father's love as he emanated with us in the brief time we spent with him. May God's grace, mercy and love always fill his heart and his ministry. We would love to know which parish he is assigned to in order to reconnect!!! In Christ through Mary's hands, Joe and Renee (little Joseph & little Gianna) Boutell, Grand Rapids, MI

Barddawg said...

I was thrilled to hear of the ordination of Fr. Prentice Tipton. I knew Prentice during my days in Ann Arbor. The Diocese of Saginaw has gained a wonderful man in the priesthood. My congratulations and prayers go out to Fr. Prentice.

--Frank Bondy
Bridgeville, PA

donna smith said...

I also knew Prentice years ago in Ann Arbor. He was like a "big brother" as well as, my lay pastor in the Lord. I am very proud to know of his many accomplishments and wish God's blessings on him as he walks out his calling as a newly ordained priest.
Congratulations Father Prentice!