From the Catholic News Herald:
The Diocese of Charlotte is growing, and Church eagerly awaits your service to the People of God.”
That was the message from Bishop Peter Jugis as he ordained 15 men as permanent deacons, during a two-hour Mass April 14 at St. Mark Church in Huntersville.
Bishop Jugis directed his homily to the 15 men, noting, “Our reading from the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-7) this morning tells us: ‘As the number of disciples continued to grow, the apostles saw the need to ordain certain men to tend to various diakonia within the Christian community. And we, in the Diocese of Charlotte, find ourselves in a similar situation. As the number of disciples continues to grow in the Diocese of Charlotte, we see the need to ordain certain men to tend to the various diakonia of the Ministry of the Word, the Ministry of the Altar, and the Ministry of the Charity within the Christian community.”
With this ordination class, the diocese now has 135 permanent deacons – the most in its history – serving throughout western North Carolina, where the Catholic population numbers more than 450,000.
The link has more on the men and their assignments.
Congratulations and welcome, brothers! Ad multos annos!