Ordination Update: 23 New Deacons for Chicago

The Deacon's Bench | 5/13/2019 | Staff
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The list includes both permanent and transitional deacons, now part of the largest diaconate ministry in the world.

The press release from the Archdiocese:

Blase - J - Cupich - Archbishop - Chicago

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain 23 permanent and transitional deacons at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago. The newly ordained deacons will be assigned to parishes in: Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Des Plaines, Gurnee, Libertyville, Midlothian, Mundelein, Palos Hills, Park Ridge, Round Lake, Lake Villa, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Wauconda.

“I welcome and thank each one of our newly ordained deacons for answering the call to serve our Church and our communities,” said Cupich. “Diaconal ministry is central to our Church’s teachings of reaching out to the poor and marginalized, ensuring that no one is excluded or left behind. In this Easter season, the Holy Spirit fills us with renewal and guides our new deacons to share boldly the Good News of Christ.”

Catholic - Church - Deacons - Priesthood - Deacons

In the Catholic Church, deacons preparing for the priesthood are known as transitional deacons. They are seminarians ordained after their third year of theology studies at Mundelein Seminary, and will return for one more year of studies as deacons before ordination to the priesthood in 2020. Those not planning to be ordained priests are called permanent deacons. Married...
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