Three men received the sacrament of holy orders and were ordained transitional deacons by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Saturday, May 14 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. In the next 12 months they will complete their studies at the seminary and serve in archdiocesan parishes in final preparation for their ordination as priests in May 2017. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
According to the words of the rite, Matthew Brody is “found worthy to be ordained a deacon.”
Keith Beaver listens to the prayer of Archbishop Chaput during the ordination rite.
The candidates for ordination lie prostrate on the floor of St. Martin’s Chapel at the seminary as the Litany of Saints is sung by all in attendance.
Archbishop Charles Chaput lays his hands on Matthew Brody, ordaining him a transitional deacon.
With the assistance of Deacon Thomas O’Donald, who will be ordained a priest May 21, Matthew Brody is vested with a deacon’s stole.
Deacon Mark Cavara assists Keith Beaver in vesting as a newly ordained deacon.
Brian Connolly wears the dalmatic, the liturgical vestment of a deacon, for the first time with the assistance of Deacon Matthew Biedrzycki.
Newly ordained Deacon Brian Connolly
Brian Connolly receives the Book of Gospels from Archbishop Chaput.
Archbishop Charles Chaput offers a fraternal kiss during the ordination of Deacon Brian Connolly.
Deacons Matthew Windle and Matthew Brody exchange a sign of peace.
Rev. Mr. Keith Beaver serves as deacon of the Eucharist during Mass.
Deacon Matthew Brody and his father offer one another a kiss of peace.
Deacon Brian Connolly exchanges a sign of peace with his mother.
Deacon Keith Beaver distributes the Blood of Christ.
From left, Deacons Brian Connolly, Matthew Brody and Keith Beaver process out of St. Martin’s Chapel at the conclusion of Mass.
The deacons (rear) pose after Mass with the archbishop and auxiliary bishops, plus seminary priest faculty.
Deacon Matthew Brody with his sister and parents.
Deacon Keith Beaver proudly smiles with his mother and sisters after his ordination as a transitional deacon.
Deacon Brian Connolly and his parents.