Blessings, Deacon Chris!

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Known as the Marians' "Energizer bunny," Deacon Chris Alar, MIC, will soon be called Fr. Chris Alar, MIC.

The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception are pleased to announce that Deacon Chris will profess his priestly vows on Saturday, May 31, at St. Ann's Catholic Parish in Lenox, Mass.

Have you got a message to send Deacon Chris? Congrats? Prayers? We invite you to do so down below.

Also, if you would like to make a donation to the Marians' seminarian fund in Deacon Chris' honor, please visit

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Erin Slick - Apr 23, 2014

I am so excited and can't wait for May 31st. Your energy drives us all to do more.

Sheri Blesener - May 1, 2014

May God bless your call to the priesthood with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception (Divine Mercy Fathers). Pope John Paul II taught parents to pray the rosary through Familia (John Paul II's writings on Catechesis) and young parents, in turn, taught their young children to pray the rosary. May you continue to lead souls to Christ in your divine mercy ministry. In Christ, Sheri

pat - May 2, 2014

may God bless tou and Mary Keep you, may your faith and love for Jesus keep you strong

Peggy M. Penney - May 2, 2014

May God Bless you and watch over you as you lead souls to Our Lord Jesus Christ throughout your Sacred Ministry of Divine Mercy.

doris tham - May 7, 2014

I do include all priests and religious in my daily prayers, but will pray that you be immersed in the Holy Spirit on your ordination day. May Mama Mary and our Lord keep you and strengthen you in your vocation. God bless.

Romilda - May 8, 2014

Congratulations! May God bless you on this very special day and always!

Carol R. and Jola S. - May 12, 2014

Fr. Ron told us he gave you the "energizer" name, how wonderful! Blessings to you on your ordination to the priesthood. You are welcome to visit us any time here in Darien, IL. May the Lord bless you in whatever way you need.

Leisa Nadeau Britsch - Apr 10, 2015

I have known Chris since 1984 and yes, he is the "Energizer Bunny" and is now dedicating his life "and mouth" to do God's work. The Marians are lucky to have him. So excited to see what God has in store for him !!!

Marcia - May 31, 2016

Happy first anniversary of your ordination, Fr. Chris! How wonderful that your first anniversary is in this Jubilee year of mercy! May the Lord richly bless you!