Tag: Deacon

Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked the following clergy and consecrated religious to share a part of their discernment process, what brings them joy in their vocation and their advice for others considering a religious vocation.

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Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Deacon Berghoff was ordained a permanent deacon in 1986 and retired in 2005, serving his entire ministry at St. Richard in Richfield.

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At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lifeline brings together high-school-age young people monthly for Mass, socializing and presentations on Catholic living. Archbishop Bernard Hebda celebrated Mass at the Feb. 4 evening event, which focused on discernment, religious vocations and priesthood. Following Mass, priests and religious spoke to separate groups of young men and women.

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Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The handiwork of Deacon Charles Bernard will be prominently displayed at his funeral Mass 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Risen Savior in Burnsville.

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On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

| Jonathan Liedl | December 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

“The purpose of this ordination is to allow you to give your life as a ransom for the Church, to allow your life to be taken by God and used as he desires,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop, during his homily.

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Local seminarian ordained a deacon in Rome

Local seminarian ordained a deacon in Rome

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A seminarian of the St. Paul Seminary, Haverstock is a convert to the Catholic faith.

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Retired Deacon Donald Pendergast, 93, served Edina parish for 21 years

Retired Deacon Donald Pendergast, 93, served Edina parish for 21 years

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once a coal miner, British native emigrated to U.S. in his thirties and became a cosmetologist.

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Anoka deacon: Despite barriers, God called

Anoka deacon: Despite barriers, God called

| April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Deacon Ramon Garcia’s father died when he was young. At age 17, he started working to support his family in Mexico.

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In remembrance – Deacon Mark A. Fredrick

In remembrance – Deacon Mark A. Fredrick

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Mark A. Fredrick, 89, of Crossville, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 18.

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Eight men celebrate their ordination to the diaconate

Eight men celebrate their ordination to the diaconate

| September 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Deacon ordination candidates James Bauhs, Kevin Downie, Lawrence Lawinger, Joseph Michalak, Thomas Michaud, Michael Nevin, Ron Smisek and John Vomastek listen to Archbishop John Nienstedt during the deacon ordination Mass Sept. 25 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. They are the last class to be ordained until 2015, as the program undergoes changes.

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Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Eight men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Future formation to have ‘formal link’ to seminary

Future formation to have ‘formal link’ to seminary

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Following the ordination of eight men as permanent deacons Sept. 25 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the next group of men to be or­dained in 2015 will usher in a new era of deacon formation and ministry.

Although much of the program presented by the new Institute for Dia­co­nate Formation will be similar to the formation that has been in place since 1973, diaconate formation will now have a “formal link” to the St. Paul Seminary, said Joe Michalak, diaconate formation director.

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