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Ordination update: 19 new deacons in Philadelphia

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/08/11

And the numbers continue to grow.  Welcome, brothers!

Details, from the Catholic Standard & Times:

The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul was jammed June 4, as family, friends, clergy and fellow parishioners turned out for the ordination by Cardinal Justin Rigali of 19 men for the permanent diaconate. Preaching at a ceremony strikingly similar to the May 21 ordination of three men as priests, he told the new deacons theirs was “a special service to the people of God, a special service mostly associated with that of the priest, and above all a service of charity.” “It is an outreach in the name of Jesus Christ and the Church,” the Cardinal said. “The service of the diaconate is a dynamic structure of the Church as willed by Christ.”

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