Saturday, June 1, 2013

Deacon Jim Boland

Jim Boland was ordained to the transitional diaconate this morning at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Worcester. Bishop McManus also ordained three permanent deacons: William Bilow, William Derrarone and John Ledoux.


Solemn Blessing 

from the Rite of Ordination of Deacons 

May God who has called you to the service of others in his Church give to you a great zeal for all, especially the poor and the suffering.

May God who has charged you to preach the Gospel of Christ help you to live by his word and thus bear him sincere and fervent witness.

May God who appointed you stewards of his mysteries  make you imitators of his Son, Jesus Christ, and ministers of unity and peace in the world.