May 23, 2014

New deacons ordained

In this April 26 photo, the seven seminarians ordained to the transitional diaconate pose with Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin. They are, from left: Andrew Syberg; Hiep Nguyen (Diocese of Cheyenne); Adam Ahern; Michael Keucher; Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, Benedictine Brother Philippe Tchalou (Monastere de l’Incarnation, Togo, West Africa); Gerard Carrillo (Diocese of Cheyenne); and Benedictine Brother Luke Waugh (Saint Meinrad Archabbey). (Photo courtesy of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology)

In this April 26 photo, the seven seminarians ordained to the transitional diaconate pose with Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin. They are, from left: Andrew Syberg; Hiep Nguyen (Diocese of Cheyenne); Adam Ahern; Michael Keucher; Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, Benedictine Brother Philippe Tchalou (Monastere de l’Incarnation, Togo, West Africa); Gerard Carrillo (Diocese of Cheyenne); and Benedictine Brother Luke Waugh (Saint Meinrad Archabbey). (Photo courtesy of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology)

Three archdiocesan seminarians studying for the priesthood at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology were ordained deacons by Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin at the Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad on April 26.

The newly ordained deacons are Adam Ahern, Michael Keucher and Andrew Syberg, all studying for the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Four others not of the archdiocese were also ordained to the diaconate.

The newly ordained deacons are transitional deacons, meaning they are preparing for ordination to the priesthood. In the Catholic faith, a deacon can preach, baptize, witness marriages, offer Communion to the sick and aged and perform other ministerial duties. †

 

 

 

 

 

 

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