Tag: ordination

Diocese ordains two new deacons

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Following the ancient church tradition, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito laid hands upon the heads of two candidates for the permanent diaconate as they knelt before him. In doing so, the bishop silently summoned the Spirit of God, and after he completed the holy gesture found in Scripture, a subtle whisper came… Read more »

Ordination brings blessings upon priest

Venice | In a public response to a “call to holiness” Shawn Roser, 35, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass July 14 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The poignant and emotional rite places Father Roser in a new role as he is raised to the order of the… Read more »

Transitional deacons prepare for ordination

ORLANDO | Bishop John Noonan will ordain Deacons Matthew Hawkins and Blake Britton to the order of priesthood May 26, 10 a.m., at St. James Cathedral in Orlando. Here the two men share their vocation stories and their journey to the priesthood. Deacon Hawkins was born in Miami, but considers himself an Orlando native. His… Read more »

Seminarian Ordained as Transitional Deacon

Boca Raton | Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas feels blessed and at peace following his Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate April 14 at St. Joan of Arc Parish Church, Boca Raton. Transitional Deacon Encinas said a few days later that “the peace and happiness that I experienced that day are still with me. Praise… Read more »