All are invited and encouraged to come to the Deacon Ordinations at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am. James a long with Christian DeCarlo will be ordained Transitional Deacons on that day.
The following day, James will preach at all the Masses. Please come to coffee and donuts after 7:30 and 9:00 am and congratulate James on achieving this next step to the priesthood.
What is the difference between a Transitional Deacon and a Permanent Deacon?
In the Catholic Church, the diaconate is the first of three ranks in ordained ministry. Deacons preparing for the priesthood are transitional deacons. Those not planning to be ordained priests are called permanent deacons. Married men may be ordained permanent deacons, and single men may be ordained with a commitment to celibacy.