Joseph Rielage of the Diocese of Covington was ordained to the priesthood on January 29, 2021 by Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington. He celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgiving the following day at Saint Henry Church, Elsmere, where he has served the past two summers.
Pictured following the ordination of Joseph Rielage of the Diocese of Covington to the priesthood on January 29, 2021 are front, from left, Father Jordan Hainsey, C’11, S20; Father Daniel Schomaker; Father Rielage; Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop of Covington and seminarian Michael Elmlinger. Back, from left are seminarians A.J. Gedney, Josh Heskamp, Brad Whittle, John Baumann, Hank Bischoff, and Michael Schulte. Photos courtesy of the diocesan newspaper, The Messenge