Congratulations and blessings to five men of faith ordained to the diaconate today by Archbishop Smith.The following men are our newest permanent deacons:

  • Michael Hall, St. Anthony Parish, Lloydminister
  • Joseph Leuwer, St. Charles Parish, Edmonton
  • Michael Pucylo, St. Agnes-St. Anthony Parishes, Edmonton
  • Paul Tam, Mary Help of Christians (Chinese), Edmonton

Permanent deacons are commissioned to preach, to teach, to counsel and to give spiritual guidance. They baptize, witness marriages, and preside at wake services and funerals. In all that they do, permanent deacons act as servants of the Church. With the ordinations, the number of permanent deacons in the Archdiocese has grown to 33.

Roger-Karol Niedzielski of Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish, who is currently studying for the priesthood at St. Joseph Seminary, was also ordained as a transitional deacon today.
Please remember these men in your prayers.