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April 27, 2014 Issue

Msgr. Gregory Ketcham anoints Ryan Ochs during his confirmation at the Easter Vigil at St. John's Chapel in Champaign on April 19.

The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

'A warm welcome home' for hundreds at Easter Vigil liturgies

CHAMPAIGN -- Ryan Ochs’ family got a whole lot bigger last Saturday night.

He walked into the Easter Vigil at St. John’s Chapel here as the son of Kent and Patty Ochs and the older brother of Derek, and walked out a newly baptized child of God.

He was one of nine baptized by Msgr. Gregory Ketcham, chaplain and director of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, and among the 22 men and women who were confirmed and received the Eucharist for the first time that night. The philosophy student, a junior at the University of Illinois, looked to another philosopher, St. Thomas Aquinas, for his confirmation name.

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