Deacon Jeff Winkelman said his calling to the diaconate formed gradually through his encounter with the love of Christ, which he said was “made fruitful and joyful when responding to daily opportunities to serve.”
Richard Aubol, Mark Botzet and Gregory Sauer were ordained to the priesthood June 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Three transitional deacons and two permanent deacons were ordained June 8 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
National survey offers insight into the 2019 ordination class.
Eight men will be ordained in June at St. Mary’s Cathedral — three to the priesthood, three to the transitional diaconate and two to the permanent diaconate.
Deacon Seraphim Wirth, a Franciscan Brother of Peace, will be ordained to the priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.
Four men were ordained for the Diocese of St. Cloud June 16 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Over the course of 2,000 years, the church has canonized myriad bishops, priests and deacons, but what is common to all of them is their path to holiness was marked by a unique sacrament: holy orders.