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Butler native to be ordained by Bishop Zubik Saturday

Deacon David Schmidt. Submitted Photo

Bishop David Zubik of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will ordain a Butler Township man Saturday morning.

Deacon David Schmidt Jr., a 2009 Butler High School graduate who attended Butler Catholic School, will be ordained a Catholic priest at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh.

“I am in awe and wonder of what God has in store for me in the priesthood ... in this beautiful ministry of the church,” Schmidt said. “I ask your prayers for me in my ordination, and please know I am praying for you.”

Schmidt said he grew up in the Catholic church with his parents and four siblings, but when he dug deeper into the faith, he discovered the beauty of the church.

“If you really dig down deep into (the Catholic faith) and let it transform your life, you’ll see that it’s the most beautiful thing you could ever imagine,” he said.

After being ordained by Zubik on Saturday morning, Schmidt will celebrate his first Mass Sunday at his home church, St. Conrad Roman Catholic Church, in the Meridian section of Butler Township.

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