Ordination update: 8 new deacons in Reno

Lucky Reno!  Details, from the Northern Nevada Catholic:

On Sept. 17, eight men were ordained at Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City as permanent deacons for the Diocese of Reno by Most Rev. Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Reno. These men are: Joseph Bell from St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno; Russell Bergin from St. Peter Canisius, Sun Valley; Michael Johnson from St. Teresa of Avila, Carson City; Brian Callister and David Norman from Our Lady of the Snows, Reno; Charles Lanham and Richard Ramm from St. Albert the Great, Reno; and Franklin Martinez from St. Joseph’s, Elko.

Read more. Congratulations, brothers!  Ad multos annos!

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  1. Time for some great news from a diocese. I hope they enrich the life of their parishes as much as our two deacons do ours. We are a fortunate parish to have two deacons and two priests — and an additional deacon assigned to another parish who visits fairly often. Congratulations to all!

  2. Dcn. Dave Norman says:

    Just in case you are counting, there are eight men in the picture. The three additional are Barry johnson from Yuba City, CA, Marinko Kraljavich from Roseville, CA, and John Gisla from Sacramento, CA. These three drove from their homes to Reno every time we met for 4.5 years, a distance of ~120 miles each direction, because at the time classes began the Sacramento Diocese did not have, nor could it foresee a Diaconate program of their own. They came for our ordination since they we ordained on July 24, 2011.
    Thank you Deacon Greg for all you do.

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