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Deacon Evan Koop always wanted to belong to God

Deacon Evan Koop always wanted to belong to God

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I did want to belong totally to God. As I look back, I can see that was my deepest desire.”

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Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The foremost ministries of the priest are to offer the holy sacrifice of the Mass and to preach the Gospel.

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Watch ordination live on cable TV and free DTV broadcast

Watch ordination live on cable TV and free DTV broadcast

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are many ways in which to see the ordination

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2011 Priest Ordinations

2011 Priest Ordinations

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will ordain five men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 28. The ordination Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul. All are invited.

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Former Navy officer zeroes in on priesthood

Former Navy officer zeroes in on priesthood

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Cole Kracke’s life story could have been ripped from the pages of a spy thriller.

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Vocation to the priesthood prophesied at baptism

Vocation to the priesthood prophesied at baptism

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Nathan LaLiberte said that his grandmother saw his vocation long before he could speak.

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Zacchaeus moment leads to deeper discernment

Zacchaeus moment leads to deeper discernment

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Tony O’Neill said it was a “Zacchaeus moment” nine years ago that led him to the St. Paul Seminary and will lead him to the priesthood when he is ordained May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Wedding led the way to personal relationship with Christ

Wedding led the way to personal relationship with Christ

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon James Lannan’s path to the priesthood began in an unlikely place: at a wedding.

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Just one door opens to a fulfilling life

Just one door opens to a fulfilling life

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Jonathan Kelly’s journey toward ordination was filled with invitations.

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Holy orders sacrament calls for a commitment of service to others

Holy orders sacrament calls for a commitment of service to others

| Father Michael Van Sloun | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holy orders is one of the seven sacraments. It, along with the sacrament of marriage, belongs to a special group of sacraments known as the sacraments of commitment. These two sacraments are “sacraments at the service of communion,” “directed toward the salvation of others” and “serve to build up the people of God” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1534).

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Watch ordination live

Watch ordination live

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Can’t make it to the cathedral? Live coverage of this year’s ordination is available from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, on Comcast cable in St. Paul and some Twin Cities suburbs.

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