Calandra Ordained to Presbyterate

Chaplain Joseph Calandra moves to a new calling and a new position…

As the song goes…
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the ordination inside was delightful.”
(OK I ad-libbed a little)

On Sunday December 17th the temperature in Minnesota was a balmy 12 degrees, but inside Church of the Redeemer in Arden Hills, warm hearts prevailed.

The congregation welcomed a new priest into their midst with the laying on of hands and anointing of The Rev. Joseph Calandra by The Rt. Rev. Derek LS Jones, Bishop of the JAFC. Assisting the Bishop was Archdeacon Mark Nordstrom serving as Bishop’s Chaplain.

Our deepest gratitude and thanks to Rector The Rev. Paul Calvin, participating clergy and entire support staff at Church of the Redeemer for their love, preparation, and assistance to Glorify God with this worship service!



Music and professional singing provided by Bishop Jones, Archdeacon Nordstrom
and Fr. Calvin on violin. (ok I’m ad-libbing here too)