Tag: Permanent diaconate

Archbishop Hebda: Deacons help make Jesus present in the Church

Archbishop Hebda: Deacons help make Jesus present in the Church

| Susan Klemond | December 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus, who is Emmanuel, desires to be present to us and his love inspires us to respond, Archbishop Bernard Hebda told 10 men at their ordination as permanent deacons Dec.  7 and about 2,500 of their family members, friends and supporters at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 7 at Cathedral

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 7 at Cathedral

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Proclaiming God’s word, bringing the cares of the community to the Eucharist and the Eucharist to those in need, and serving in corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

These are critical aspects of a calling to the permanent diaconate, and 10 men to be ordained Dec. 7 have heard and answered that call, said Deacon Joseph Michalak, director of the Institute for Diaconate Formation at The St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. All of the faithful are invited to the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul to celebrate the ordination, Deacon Michalak said. 

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Evander encouraged by friends, mentors to pursue diaconate

Evander encouraged by friends, mentors to pursue diaconate

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eric Evander, 59, urges men who are discerning the diaconate to spend time in an adoration chapel, letting the Lord know what is in their hearts.

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Before he was a deacon, Damiani felt drawn to serve at the altar

Before he was a deacon, Damiani felt drawn to serve at the altar

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

A business manager, Damiani said diaconate formation has taught him to be open to moments of service and experiences of God’s presence when they are least expected.

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Daly describes diaconate calling as Jesus ‘pulling at my shirt-sleeve’

Daly describes diaconate calling as Jesus ‘pulling at my shirt-sleeve’

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael James Daly, 53, said he feels called to serve the sick and the suffering, so they know “they are never alone and that someone is praying for them.”

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To-be Deacon Cooley: ‘My greatest gift I can offer the Church is my “yes”‘

To-be Deacon Cooley: ‘My greatest gift I can offer the Church is my “yes”‘

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Drawn to service, Cooley said he felt called to ordained ministry but also to marriage. As he prayed about it the idea of being a deacon arose and continued to grow over the years.

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Almost-Deacon Bauch says diaconate isn’t ‘another job,’ but being person God made him to be

Almost-Deacon Bauch says diaconate isn’t ‘another job,’ but being person God made him to be

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A parishioner of St. Bonaventure in Bloomington and project manager in information technology, he said diaconate formation has helped strengthen the bond between him and his wife, Lisa Anne, and deepened and enriched his prayer life. 

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As a deacon, Allgaier aims to serve the ‘Lazaruses who live among us’

As a deacon, Allgaier aims to serve the ‘Lazaruses who live among us’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Allgaier, 60, credits his wife, Kelly, and God’s grace in helping him balance family, work and study for the diaconate.

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Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

| December 5, 2017 | 3 Comments

The 10 men who’ll be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Dec. 9 prove what Deacon Joseph Michalak knows to be true about the permanent diaconate — that there is no certain type of man who is called to the vocation.

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The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

| Susan Klemond | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Deacon Thomas Langlois was ordained one of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first permanent deacons in 1976, he couldn’t ask advice from a veteran deacon — there had been almost no permanent deacons in the Church for a thousand years.

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Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

| Carol Zimmermann | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The pope’s agreement on the idea — raised by members of the International Union of Superiors General, the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders — was interpreted by some as a thumbs-up to women deacons and eventually women priests, which the Vatican spokesman was quick to rebut the next day.

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Seven men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5

Seven men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When seven men step forward to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, it will be the first time since 2010.

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