A capacity crowd in Saginaw’s Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption looked on Friday, May 31 as three men were ordained to become priests in the Saginaw Catholic Diocese.

Matt Federico of Saginaw studied business and worked as an auditor before entering the seminary. Stephen Blaxton of Shepherd considered a career in music before becoming a seminarian. Marc Hopps of Bay City entered the seminary shortly after graduating from All Saints High School.

The three men have already been assigned to local churches.