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The Feast of Saint James the Great

Ordination update: 3 new deacons for Salina

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/26/17


The vocation of the permanent deacon flows from love, Bishop Edward Weisenburger told three men prior to ordaining them June 10 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  “We can only serve when we first love,” he told the three married men. “On some level, our vocation to diakonia has welled up from a prior sacrament of marriage. Neither you nor your wives could have ministered that sacrament to each other had you first not loved, and not just loved but loved deeply and purely and sacrificially.  “Love is the prerequisite for marriage. Love is equally the prerequisite for ministry.”  Following the homily, Bishop Weisenburger lay his hands on Michael Brungardt, Michael Robinson and Thomas Schrick, ordaining them as permanent deacons.  This is the third class of married men to be ordained as permanent deacons for the Salina Diocese.

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Congratulations and welcome, brothers! Ad multos annos!  

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