A capacity crowd in Saginaw’s Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption looked on Friday as three men were ordained to become priests in the Saginaw Catholic Diocese.

Stephen Blaxton  of Shepherd studied business and worked as an auditor before entering the seminary. Matt Federico of Saginaw  considered a career in music before becoming a seminarian. Marc Hopps of Bay City entered the seminary shortly after graduating from All Saints High School.

The three men have already been assigned to local churches.