Ordination update: 19 new deacons for Chicago

Ordination update: 19 new deacons for Chicago May 13, 2018

The local press offered this preview:

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will ordain 19 permanent deacons at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 12, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. The newly ordained deacons will be assigned to their home parishes, which this year includes parishes in: Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Brookfield, Chicago, Cicero, Des Plaines, Glenview, Grayslake, Ingleside, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Mundelein and Round Lake Beach.

“Deacons give life to the mission of the Church through proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the sacraments and performing works of charity and service,” said Cardinal Cupich. “In this jubilee year of the United States’ diaconate, we celebrate and honor the invaluable contributions that deacons and their wives make in our parishes and communities, particularly through their example of generous love and their service to the poor and needy.”

The 19 newly ordained deacons will assist the bishop and his priests in ministries of the Word, Sacraments and Charity. This includes proclaiming the Gospel, leading intercessions, preaching and preparing the altar, celebrating baptisms, leading the faithful in prayer, distributing holy communion, witnessing marriages and conducting wake and funeral services. Deacons also identify the needs of poor and underserved, and shepherd the Church’s resources to meet those needs.

You can read more here: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180509/suburban-deacons-among-19-cardinal-blase-cupich-to-ordain-may-12-at-holy-name-cathedral

Ad multos annos! Welcome, brothers!

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