Eighteen men who were ordained to the permanent diaconate Aug. 20 laid prostrate before the altar at St. Patrick Church during the Litany of Supplication. (Record Photos by Jessica Able)
Eighteen men were ordained to the permanent diaconate Aug. 20 at St. Patrick Church. With the ordination of the new deacons, there are now 116 active deacons in the Archdiocese of Louisville. They will serve in parishes, where they may preach and conduct baptisms, marriages and funerals. Deacons also serve in various other ways, such as in prison and hospital ministries. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first group of men ordained to the permanent diaconate in the archdiocese.
Wives of the men ordained to the permanent diaconate, above left, prayed during the Litany of Supplication at the Aug. 20 Ordination to the Order of Deacon.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz laid his hands on Deacon Timothy J. Schlueter during the Ordination to the Order of Deacon at St. Patrick Church. Eighteen men were ordained permanent deacons at the Aug. 20 liturgy.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz presented the Book of Gospels to Deacon Bruce J. Warren during the Aug. 20 diaconate ordination.
Deacon Pat Wright, at right, the former director of the Diaconate Office, embraced the newly-ordained Deacon Stephen A. Age. Deacon Denny Nash, who became the new director of the Diaconate Office in May, looked on.
Eighteen men were ordained to the Order of the Deacon Aug. 20 at St. Patrick Church.
Deacon James R. Turner, right, assisted the newly-ordained Deacon Anthony T. Brown in vesting with the dalmatic and stole. Deacon Brown’s wife, Naomi Marie Brown, far left, and Julie Fagan, the wife of Deacon Richard J. Fagan, assisted.