In other words, we knew Father James and had been enthusiastically anticipating his ordination. It was an honor to be there.
The holy card commemorating the ordination included on the back the following quote from Pope Benedict XVI:
If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great....for only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide.
I think that says it all. May God bless Father James every day of his priestly ministry!!! And may we all follow the calling the Lord has placed on each of our lives!