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Lopez brothers supported one another on their journey to be permanent deacons

Standing on either side of Bishop Jenky are Deacon Guadalupe I. Lopez (left) and his brother, Deacon Faustino Lopez. Joinging them in the sanctuary of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria after their ordination as permanent deacons on May 20 are their extended families. They are believed to be the first brothers ordained to the diaconate in the same class for the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Long involved in their parishes, it was no surprise that God called Guadalupe I. Lopez and his younger brother Faustino Lopez to be permanent deacons. The surprise came when they went to the first information session sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria and found each other there. ‚ÄúNeither of us knew the other was going […]

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