Bishop to ordain two new priests

Bishop David  J. Malloy will ordain two men to the priesthood for the 11-county Diocese of Rockford at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Sacred Rite of Ordination will take place  in the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St., Rockford.

The men to be ordained to the sacred priesthood are:

•The Rev. Mr. Manuel Gerardo Gomez-Reza, 29, a native of Durango, Mexico

• The Rev. Mr. Ryan Brent Browning, 36, a native of Batavia.

Their personal vocation stories can be viewed at

The ordination ceremony will be open to the public.

Live coverage of the event will be available via live stream video on the Diocese of Rockford website at

It will also be on social media Facebook and Twitter.