Seven Ordained to the Diaconate for the Fraternity by Bishop Alexander Sample

March 26, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012 saw His Excellency Bishop Alexander Sample travel to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, in order to confer the Diaconate upon seven subdeacons:

  • Gregory Bartholomew
  • Massimo Botta
  • Joseph DeGuzman
  • Michael Passo
  • Anthony Uy
  • Charles Vreeland
  • and Kevin Young

We express our thanks and gratitude to His Excellency Bishop Sample, the current Ordinary of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, for coming to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. He visited us from March 16th-18th, ordaining our seven new transitional deacons on the Feast of Saint Patrick.

Additionally, 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.  We ask sincerely that all supporters of the Fraternity please pray for these seven in their diaconate period and for their pending Ordination in May of 2013, and pray for all of our priests and seminarians.

On Friday, March 16, the seven subdeacons made their Assumption of Celibacy, recited the Profession of Faith, and took the Oath of Fidelity in the presence of Bishop Sample. The next day, the Feast of St. Patrick, Bishop Sample ordained them to the Diaconate (see pictures below). Photo coverage of this year’s Diaconate Ordinations will be in our upcoming April Newsletter. Don’t receive the newsletter currently? Sign Up Here

Preparations with Father Bisig

Preparation for Ordination to the Diaconate

The Priestly Fraternity's Seven New Deacons for 2012