Two Jesuits were ordained as deacons at the Church of the Gesù in Montreal on Aug. 20.
Society of Jesus Ordains 17 New Jesuit Deacons
Seventeen Jesuits were ordained as deacons recently at
Masses in Boston and Montreal. For Jesuits in formation, ordination to the
diaconate is the final step in preparation for priestly ordination in the
Society of Jesus.
On Aug. 20, two Jesuits were ordained as deacons at the Church
of the Gesù in Montreal by Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ,
Archbishop of Ottawa.
Fifteen Jesuits, along with two Capuchins, were ordained on Sept.
3 at the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola on the Boston College campus by Most Reverend Robert F. Hennessey, Auxiliary Bishop of
Boston. These men are currently studying theology at the Boston College School
of Theology and Ministry.
Fifteen Jesuits were ordained as deacons at the Church of Saint Ignatius
of Loyola in Massachusetts on Sept. 3.
The Jesuits ordained
are listed below:
Paul-Fils Belotte, SJ (French Canada Province)
Christopher A. Calderón, SJ (California Province)
Daniel Corrou, SJ (USA
Marcus C. Fryer, SJ
(Central and Southern Province)
Brad A. Held, SJ (Wisconsin
Lambert, SJ (Chile Province)
Lusvardi, SJ (Wisconsin Province)
Eddy Mondestin, SJ (French Canada Province)
Richard H. Nichols, SJ (Maryland
Rossmann, SJ (Wisconsin Province)
Evarist Shigi, SJ
(Eastern Africa Province)
Joseph E. Simmons,
SJ (Wisconsin Province)
Eric M. Studt, SJ (USA Northeast Province)
Sutherland, SJ (Oregon Province)
Brian J. Taber, SJ
Michael J. Wegenka,
SJ (Central and Southern Province)
Stephen N. Wolfe,
SJ (Wisconsin Province)
Two Jesuits were ordained as deacons at the Church of the
Gesù in Montreal on Aug. 20.
For the next nine months,
these men will gain pastoral experience before being ordained to the priesthood.
As deacons, they can they proclaim the Word of God, preach and preside at the
sacraments of baptism and marriage and at the rite of Christian burial.
In October, 14 more Jesuits will be ordained to the diaconate at a Mass in
California. To learn more about Jesuit vocations and formation, visit www.jesuitvocations.org.
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