7 Ordained to Diaconate, Incorporated into Fraternity

April 5, 2019

On Saturday, March 30th, 2019, Bishop Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, ordained nine men to the diaconate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. The evening prior, following sung Vespers with Fr. Daniel Geddes as Celebrant, Fr. Anthony Uy as First Assistant and Fr. Charles Ryan as Second Assistant, the seven FSSP subdeacons became permanent members of the Fraternity during a ceremony that took place in the presence of their families and the whole community of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. After a homily by Fr. Geddes, Fr. Uy called the candidates forward, each responding “Adsum”, or “I am present”, the same response that Abraham gave to God when He called him. The candidates then processed into the sanctuary, where they knelt and, after singing the Veni Creator, together recited the Prayer of Incorporation, the Profession of Faith, the Oath of Fidelity and the Oath of Celibacy, each candidate naming himself before each prayer. Each one then knelt before the ministers with his hand placed on the Bible and confirmed with an individual and solemn oath the promises he had just made.

Please pray for these deacons and the two from the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer as they embark on this final stage of preparation for the priesthood. +

The 2019 deacons for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter:

Rev. Mr. Daniel Alloy, FSSP
Bellevue, Nebraska

Rev. Mr. Eric Krager, FSSP
Durham, Pennsylvania

Rev. Mr. Joseph Loftus, FSSP
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Rev. Mr. David McWhirter, FSSP
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

Rev. Mr. William Rock, FSSP
Caldwell, New Jersey

Rev. Mr. Javier Ruiz Velasco Aguilar, FSSP
Jalisco, Mexico

Rev. Mr. Thomas Sofatzis, FSSP
Hurstville, Australia