Twenty-three men have completed five-years of preparation to serve the Church of Corpus Christi.
Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey will ordain 23 men as Permanent Deacons on Nov. 10 at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. The ordination is the culmination of a five-year program that includes a year of inquiry and discernment, a year of aspirancy and three years of candidacy.
“These men and their families have worked very hard, and have sacrificed over the last five years. I am very proud of them,” Deacon Michael Mantz, Director for the Permanent Diaconate, said. “These men will be excellent ministers for our local Church.”
Deacon Mantz said that Deacon John Joiner and his formation team have done an exceptional job. “Their dedicated work, coupled with the guidance of Msgr. [Louis] Kihneman and Father Emilio Jimenez have combined to form an outstanding class of new deacons,” Deacon Mantz said.
A new class of aspirants has already been formed for a tentative ordination sometime in 2016. Anyone interested in the diaconate program can contact Deacon Mantz at email@example.com.