Little Falls native to profess final vows with Congregation of Holy Cross

Gilbrian Stoy will profess final vows with the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

On Sunday, Sept. 1, he will be ordained a transitional deacon in the Moreau Seminary Chapel, Notre Dame, Indiana, by Bishop Jorge Izaguirre, bishop prelate of the Territorial Prelature of Chuquibamba, Peru.

The youngest of three children of Thomas Stoy and Brigid Fitzgerald of Little Falls, he was a member of St. Mary Parish there. Stoy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in preprofessional studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 and earned a master of divinity degree from the university in 2019. He entered Holy Cross in August 2013 as a postulant and made his first profession of vows on Aug. 1, 2015.

At ordination, a deacon becomes a member of the clergy who makes a promise of obedience to the bishop and commits his life in service to the Church. The promise transitional deacons make includes a vow of chastity and is the next step toward priesthood ordination, which usually occurs within one year of the diaconate ordination. Stoy will serve as a deacon at Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Indiana.

The Aug. 31 final vows Mass will be broadcast live on the Notre Dame Campus Ministry website.

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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