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Published On: Dec 15 2013 12:21:59 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2014 08:02:33 PM CST

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz presided over his first ordination ceremony Saturday. The new priest is Alan Alaka, from Kenya. Alaka has made El Paso his home.

EL PASO, Texas -

Fr. Alan Ouloch Alaka was ordained Saturday during a solemn ceremony at St. Patrick Cathedral.

It was the first ordination ceremony for new El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz, who was installed in July.

Alaka, who is from Kenya, has made El Paso his home.

After the event, bishop Seitz tweeted:

"Fr. Allan Oluoch, Ordained today. My first 'son' in priestly orders. Some homilies are spoken; the best ones witnessed in lives laid down."

Watch the video: Friday, both men reflected on their vocations, the El Paso community and their mission.


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