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24 permanent, 2 transitional deacons are ordained; ready to serve with love, joy

The 24 new permanent deacons who will serve the Diocese of Peoria surround Bishop Jenky in the sanctuary of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria after the Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate on May 20. Kneeling next to him are Ryan Mattingly (left) and Andru O'Brien (right), who were ordained transitional deacons and will now begin their final preparation for ordination to the priesthood next May. Also joining the group were diocesan officials including Msgr. Timothy Nolan, Msgr. James Kruse, Msgr. Paul Showalter, Father Patrick Henehan and Father Timothy Hepner. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Calling it “a profound moment of renewal in the life of our local church,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, ordained 24 men as permanent deacons and two as transitional deacons during a more than two-hour Mass on May 20 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria. With family members and friends filling every seating space — including […]

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24 to be ordained permanent deacons, two transitional deacons on May 20

The 24 men to be ordained permanent deacons for the Diocese of Peoria are shown in this photo collage. (Photos by Jennifer Willems of The Catholic Post)

Twenty-four men will be ordained as permanent deacons for the Diocese of Peoria on Saturday, May 20, during a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. During the liturgy, Bishop Jenky will also ordain seminarians Andru O’Brien and Ryan Mattingly to the transitional diaconate. (See story […]

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At convocation, diocese’s permanent deacons urged to witness to God’s mercy

Permanent deacons from throughout the Diocese of Peoria pose with Bishop Jenky in the sanctuary of St. Mary's Cathedral after a Mass that opened their convocation on March 4. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Thanking the permanent deacons of the Diocese of Peoria for being his “hands out in the trenches,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, challenged the diaconate community to continually “look for opportunities to witness to God’s tremendous love and mercy.” “Let’s be ready to carry God’s amazing love which he revealed in Jesus Christ to everyone […]

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