New Deacons

Des Moines Deacon Ordination 2010

More pictures Here.

Praise God! There are now 13 newly ordained deacons for the Diocese of Des Moines. They were ordained Saturday morning at the Cathedral. It was a beautiful liturgy. I was filled with joy.

When  my husband was ordained,  I felt, for the most part, relief. A little joy. But my overriding emotion was relief. Relief that I hadn’t managed to get in the way of his vocation to the deaconate.  It is hard to believe that it will be four years on August 19th.

Anyway, it was a great day. I wish I had a camera to get a picture of all the deacons, their wives, and the priests who were lined up on the sidewalk as we waited to process into the Cathedral. It was quite a sight to behold in down town Des Moines. What a witness!

Unfortunately, cameras and purses are not liturgical items so we had to leave them at home.

Congratulations to the thirteen men from community 13.

Rev. Mr. Francis Chan

Rev. Mr. Dan Gehler

Rev. Mr. William Hare

Rev. Mr. James Houston

Rev. Mr. Michael Manno

Rev. Mr. Robert McClellan

Rev. Mr. James Obradovich

Rev. Mr. Steven Reed

Rev. Mr. Thomas Schenk

Rev. Mr. Terry Schleisman

Rev. Mr. Luke Tieskoetter

Rev. Mr. Steven Udelhofen

Rev. Mr. David Waddle

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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