Five Ordained to the Diaconate for the Fraternity by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

On Sitientes Saturday, March 16, 2013, Bishop Emeritus Fabian Bruskewitz traveled to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, in order to confer the Diaconate upon five Subdeacons:

  • Paul Leung
  • Daniel Nolan
  • Michael Flick
  • Joshua Passo
  • Joseph Heffernan

We express our thanks and gratitude to Bishop Bruskewitz, the retired Ordinary of Lincoln, Nebraska, for returning to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary this year to confer the Diaconate.

The name of this Saturday, Sitientes, means “you that thirst,” and is taken from the first word of the Introit of the Mass, “All you that thirst come to the waters, saith the Lord: and you that have no money, come and drink with joy.”

Sitientes Saturday is a traditional day on which ordinations are conferred.

The process of ordination began on Friday, March 15, as the five Subdeacons made their Assumption of Celibacy, recited the Profession of Faith, and took the Oath of Fidelity in the presence of Bishop Bruskewitz. The next day, Sitientes Saturday, Bishop Bruskewitz ordained them to the Diaconate (see pictures below).

We send our congratulations to the families of the newly ordained Deacons, and thank all of the family and friends that were present to celebrate this joyous occasion with us. The Fraternity asks that all of our supporters please pray for these five men during their Diaconal period, and for their pending Ordination in 2014.

Additional coverage of this year’s ordinations will be in our upcoming Newsletter.

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Our Five Subdeacons Process In

Bishop Bruskewitz Processes In

Deacons Just Ordained

Prostration During the Litany of the Saints

Bishop Bruskewitz Confering the Diaconate

Deacons Kneeling for Their Last Blessing

Bishop Bruskewitz Gives His Final Blessing

Bishop Bruskewitz with Deacons, Clergy and Servers

March 18, 2013