Newly ordained Father Gregory Caldwell celebrated his first Mass at Holy Family Church in Essex Junction May 22, the day after Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne ordained him at St. Joseph Cathedral in Burlington along with Father Brandon Schneider.

Friends and family of Father Caldwell, who has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Michael Parish in Brattleboro, as well as regular parishioners attended the Mass.  A reception in the parish center followed.

Father Caldwell is a 2008 graduate of Essex High School.