Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ordination of Deacon Christopher Micale

 We just received the following great photos from Deacon Chris Micale's Ordination to the Diaconate on June 1st by Bishop Salvatore Matano at Saint Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Burlington, Vermont

Do you resolve to be consecrated for the Church's ministry by the laying on of my hands and the gift of the Holy Spirit? Do you resolve to discharge the office of deacon with humble charity in order to assist the priestly Order and to benefit the Christian people?

My dear people, let us pray that God the all-powerful Father will mercifully pour out the grace of his blessing on this, his servant, whom in his kindness he raises to the sacred Order of the diaconate.
We beseech you, Lord: look with favor on these servants of yours who will minister at your holy altar and whom we now humbly dedicate to the office of deacon.

Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.  Alleluia.
Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.