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Ordination update: 9 new deacons in Detroit

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 10/18/12

FromMichigan Catholic:

Archbishop Allen Vigneron told the 2012 ordination class of permanent deacons that they were being consecrated particularly to the work of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. “The ordinary minister of the Gospel (at Mass) is the deacon,” the archbishop said in his homily at the Oct. 6 ordination. And he bade the nine men being ordained to remember, “It’s not your word, it’s not the bishop’s word, it’s not the pope’s word — it is the Word of Christ.” And referring to the deacon’s ministry of the chalice at Mass, the archbishop said that, “as we receive the Most Precious Blood, we understand how profoundly Jesus loves us.” But also, outside of Mass, he said it is the role of the deacon — through works of charity and works of communion — to “make present the living Word of Jesus Christ.”

Check out the names and biographies of the new deacons at the link.

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