EL PASO, Texas -

Fr. Alan Ouloch Alaka was ordained Saturday during a solemn ceremony at St. Patrick Cathedral.

It was the first ordination ceremony for new El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz, who was installed in July.

Alaka, who is from Kenya, has made El Paso his home.

After the event, bishop Seitz tweeted:

"Fr. Allan Oluoch, Ordained today. My first 'son' in priestly orders. Some homilies are spoken; the best ones witnessed in lives laid down."

Watch the video: Friday, both men reflected on their vocations, the El Paso community and their mission.