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Ordination Update: 20 New Deacons for Cincinnati

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/22/13

And, on top of that, they also welcomed three new transitional deacons. Details, from the Catholic Telegraph:

Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained 20 permanent deacons and three transitional deacons for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Saturday, April 27 at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish. A permanent deacon is a man, either married or single, who is ordained to the order of deacon, one of three ranks in ordained ministry — the other two being priest and bishop. A transitional deacon is a man who has been ordained a deacon but is continuing on the path to priesthood. A man must be a deacon before he can be a priest or bishop. The three transitional deacons ordained April 27 were Rev. Mr. Andrew P. Cordonnier, St. Remy, Russia; Rev. Mr. Brian W. Phelps, St. Ann, Groesbeck, and Rev. Mr. James J. Riehle, St. Gertrude, Madeira and St. Columban, Loveland. The Diaconate Office announced that Archbishop Schnurr has made the following parish assignments for the newly ordained permanent deacons effective immediately: Deacon Marc A. Alexander (Barbara)

Our Lady of the Visitation, Cincinnati Deacon Dennis J. Berry (Norma)

Good Shepherd, Cincinnati Deacon Michael H. Brock (Ann)

St. Columban, Loveland Deacon Dale J. De Brosse (Deborah)

Precious Blood, Dayton; St. Rita, Dayton; St. Paul, Englewood Deacon Lawrence D. Gronas (Diane)

Holy Name, Trenton Deacon Robert W. Gutendorf (Susan)

St. Peter, Huber Heights Deacon Ralph M. Gutman (Mary)

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dayton Deacon Henry L. Jacquez (Elizabeth)

Holy Trinity, Norwood Deacon William K. LeCain (Nancy)

St. Luke, Beavercreek Deacon Michael J. Leo (Therese)

Holy Trinity, Dayton Deacon Vincent T. Lutz (Patricia)

St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge Deacon John T. Lyons (Linda)

Holy Family, Middletown Deacon David M. McCray (Eileen)

St. Peter, Huber Heights Deacon Christopher A. Rauch (Joan)

St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville Deacon Kenneth R. Schnur (Carole)

St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge Deacon William J. Staun

Holy Trinity, Norwood Deacon David P. Steinwert (Sherry)

St. Teresa of Avila, Cincinnati Deacon Kenneth R. Stewart (Cecilia)

St. Augustine, Germantown Deacon Louis F. Wong (Mary Kay)

St. Susanna, Mason Deacon  David E. Zink (Rhonda)

St. Albert the Great, Kettering

Congratulations, brothers, and welcome!  Ad multos annos!

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