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The men being ordained prostrate themselves as the Litany of Saints is sung.

Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained seven men to the transitional diaconate May 4 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Michael Barsness, Kevin Manthey, Marcus Milless, Marc Paveglio and Paul Shovelain were ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Joseph Mukasa Kavuma and Joseph Kirembwe were ordained for the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda. The transitional diaconate is comprised of deacons who seek to advance to the priesthood. In this archdiocese, they are usually ordained priests a year later.

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Michael Barsness congratulates Paul Shovelain after the Rite of Ordination.

Archbishop Nienstedt ordains  Kevin Manthey with the laying on of hands.

Archbishop Nienstedt ordains Kevin Manthey with the laying on of hands.

Photos by Dianne Towalski / The Catholic Spirit

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