Seven men to be ordained transitional deacons May 3 at Basilica of St. Mary

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven men will be ordained as transitional deacons by Archbishop John Nienstedt during a 10 a.m. Mass on Saturday, May 3, at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N. in Minneapolis.

The seven to be ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are:

Jake Anderson – teaching parish: Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Paul; home parish: Cathedral of St. Paul

Byron Hagan – teaching parish: St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park; home parish: St. Agnes in St. Paul

Peter Hughes – teaching parish: St. Nicholas in New Market; home parish: St. Paul in Ham Lake

Thomas McKenzie – teaching parish: St. Bridget of Sweden in Lindstrom; home parish: St. Lawrence/Newman Center in Minneapolis

Bruno Nwachukwu – teaching parish: St. Joseph in West St. Paul; home parish: St. Mark in St. Paul

John Powers – teaching parish: St. Hubert in Chanhassen; home parish: Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Minneapolis

James Stiles – teaching parish: St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony; home parish: St. Mark in St. Paul.

In addition to the seven men from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Brother Alvaro Perez Silva of Pro Ecclesia Sancta has been called by his religious superiors to the order of deacon.

Seminarians are ordained to the transitional diaconate before their last year of preparation for ordination to the priesthood.

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