Diaconate Anniversary

Seven years ago today, the Feast of St. Katharine Drexel, I was ordained a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Birmingham. Our Bishop Emeritus, David E. Foley, D.D., ordained me in my home parish – Corpus Christi – in Portsmouth, NH.

March 3, 2007 was a Lenten Saturday, hence the purple vestments.

Please join me in saying a prayer of thanksgiving to God for this great grace!

The word “deacon” means “servant”, and every priest must remember that that is how he started out: first and foremost as one called to serve. I am very much a work-in-progress and, like all ordained ministers, count on your prayers! Thank you to all!

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10 Responses to Diaconate Anniversary

  1. Brian E. Breslin says:

    Congratulations, Father! Ad multos annos! I have sung several times at Immaculate and have taught at St. Pat’s for many years.

  2. Lita Hess says:

    Congrats! I see they are grooming you there, do you know what they have in store for you when you get back? Is that this summer you return? Enjoying all the education I am getting from your blog. Thx and prayers for you, Lita Hess

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  3. hashtagcatholic says:

    God bless you! I will say a special prayer for you at Mass today.

  4. Maria says:

    I will say a rosary for you today. Many thanks for this informative blog. God bless you.

  5. Charlotte says:

    Happy Anniversary! You look like you were about 12 years old. I didn’t think they ordained that young! 😉

  6. Bob Boffa says:

    What a blessed day for us in B ham!

  7. Thanks to all for your prayers and well wishes!

  8. María Sackmann says:

    Good news, Father, praying for your intentions !!!

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