Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 23 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Ordination Update: 8 New Deacons for Gary

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/02/13

From the Sun-Times: 

Eight men were ordained as deacons to the Roman Catholic Church at Holy Angels Cathedral on Saturday. Seven became traditional deacons in the church in the service conducted by Bishop Dale J. Melczek, while one was ordained as a transitional deacon and will become a priest in 2014. “Deacons are a constant reminder that vocations are not about entitlement but embracing Jesus,” Melczek said. “They do this by encouraging us by their own example.” Miguel Arredondo of East Chicago, Kim Eaton of Valparaiso, Stephen Grandfield of Ogden Dunes, Ralph Huber of Crown Point, Daniel Lowery of Chesterton, Jose Serrano Galarza of Gary and Frank Zolvinski of LaPorte were ordained as traditional deacons. Achieving the ordination required six years of training, and as a traditional deacon in the church, are allowed to marry or can be married. Christopher Stanish of Portage was ordained as a transitional deacon. He required eight years of training to prepare for becoming a priest next year. “The Lord calls each of us to particular vocations,” Stanish said. “For me, I was called to be exclusive to the Lord. It’s a real gift to be detached from everything else and be a part of people’s most intimate moments of their lives.” Congratulations, brothers, and welcome!  Ad multos annos!  

You can see more of photographer Guy Rhodes’ excellent photo gallery at this link. 

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
ANMOL RODRIGUEZ
Domitille Farret d'Astiès
Attacked with acid as a baby, Anmol Rodriguez overcomes and inspi...
2
Our Lady of La Salette
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady of La Salette can give us hope in darkness
3
OUR LADY
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
4
PRAY
Philip Kosloski
Pray this Psalm when you successfully recover from an illness
5
SLEEPING
Cecilia Pigg
7 Ways the saints can help you sleep better at night
6
RESURRECTION
Philip Kosloski
Your body is not a “shell” for your spirit
7
ORTHODOX COMMUNION
Philip Kosloski
Why do some Eastern Catholics use spoons for Holy Communion?
See More