Monday, May 5, 2014

3 May 2014: On the Feast of Ss. Philip and James, ordination to the Holy Diaconate of ten new deacons!

Congratulations and continued prayers for our ten (!!) newly ordained permanent deacons: Joe Coleman, Rick Rohr, Vern Burke, Paul Gengler, Dennis Brockhaus, Kevin Poss, Rob Claypool, Tom Henrich, Rick Salocker, Dan Goebel!  Ad multos annos, brothers!  May your ministry as deacons always be filled with the love of Christ and the seven-fold gift of the Holy Spirit, for the salvation of many souls!  (Captions are under the pictures.)

After the reading of the Gospel, the presentation of the candidates.

Prostration during the Litany of the Saints

Having made the promises of obedience and the act of fealty to the bishop, the candidates await the imposition of hands.

The imposition of hands, in silence.

The prayer of consecration over the candidates.  At this point, they are now ordained!

About to receive the investiture of stole and dalmatic

Acolytes bring forward the stoles and dalmatics, while vesting deacons and priests prepare to vest the newly ordained.

Dcn. David (left) assists newly ordained Dcn. Tom Henrich at the preparation of the altar.

Consecration of the gifts and incensing of the altar.
The newly ordained pose with Bishop Nickless after Mass.

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