Boom! From The Miscellany:
The Diocese of Charleston now has 35 more ministers dedicated to sharing the Gospel and serving the faithful. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ordained 17 men to the permanent diaconate at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island on Jan. 30, and another 18 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville on Feb. 6. The remarkably large group was the first class of deacons to be ordained in the diocese in nine years. They received the sacrament after four years of study. Deacon Andre Guillet, director of the diaconate formation program, said he was moved to tears at the ordination of men who he said became like family as they prepared for their ministry. “For six and a half years, from the time I first interviewed them when they applied to now, I have journeyed with them,” Deacon Guillet said. “They are truly my brother deacons and I have a great admiration for every single one of them, and great respect for their wives and families.”
Read on. Congratulations, brothers, and welcome! Ad multos annos!
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