Hundreds of people – priests, brother deacons, Carmelite nuns and laity among them – gathered Sunday, Aug. 26, at St. Patrick Parish, Hudson, to witness Thomas Kroll’s ordination to the permanent diaconate.
Bishop James P. Powers celebrated the first ordination of a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Superior in four years. In his opening remarks, he characterized it as “a wonderful day for the diocese, a wonderful day for St. Patrick’s.”
Kroll was the first candidate to complete the diocese’s 5-year-old joint program with the Diocese of La Crosse, which added “a year or two” to Kroll’s formation, as Bishop Powers noted in his homily. Kroll’s vocational journey also included a change of bishops, health issues and other personal obstacles known only to him and his wife, Susan.“Through it all, you stayed true to the call of our Lord,” the bishop added.
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And there’s more about his life and vocation here.
Congratulations, brother, and welcome! Ad multos annos!