Among his family and friends, Vincent Charles was ordained a permanent deacon Nov. 13 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Isanti by Bishop Donald Kettler.
“I’m just so humbled to have this opportunity and privilege to serve in this way,” Deacon Charles said in a story in the November issue of The Central Minnesota Catholic. “I will always try to lead a ministry that bears fruit. I am certain that I will not always have the answers or be fully prepared for each situation, but I firmly believe that God is beside me and will help provide what I need to be a minister in his Church.”
Deacon Vince joins 82 active and retired permanent deacons in the diocese. There are currently 19 men in diaconate formation.
Author: Dianne Towalski
Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.