Ten men take next steps as diaconate candidates

Seven men were admitted to candidacy for the permanent diaconate and three men continued their journey to ordination, one being instituted as a reader and two as acolytes during a special Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler at St. Mary’s Cathedral Jan. 22.

The Lay Carmelite life: Prayer, community and service

“I firmly believe that God gave me the gift of my Lay Carmelite vocation in response to my poorly defined prayer ‘to become better,’” Bill Riner said. “I asked God for help, and he answered my prayer in a way that I could have never imagined.”