April 9, 2017 we continue our diaconate journey…
Today Jay did his “Deacon at the Altar” practicum with Candy assisting. He was also the presider for a classmates’ “Deacon at the Altar” practicum. On Sunday, April 10th, Jay was an Acolyte with Fr. Marlon at 6:30a Mass. One of our classmates also did their practicum for Sunday Celebration without A Priest for Palm Sunday.
It was a strange feeling, to say the least, for Jay to practice being a Deacon at the Altar and assisting in the role as a presider on Saturday and then be an Acolyte on Sunday.
The class received the formal announcements and RSVP as well as tickets from the Archdiocese. Discussion on the day of Ordination, seating assignments, those who will participate as Deacon at the Altar and Deacon of the Word were selected. The finalization of which will be read, the first reading will be proclaimed in Spanish, the psalms will be proclaimed in English, the second reading will be proclaimed in Samoan, and the Gospel will be proclaimed in English. We also discussed the week long retreat in preparing for Ordination at the end of April, which will be held at Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Palos Verdes.
It continues to be a blessing as people come up to us after Mass and say how they look forward to having a Deacon Couple in our parish.
As of April 9th there are 62 days until ordination.
Please remember those in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Diaconate class in your prayers we enter into our last few months of formation.
And our Diaconate Journey continues…
If you have any questions about what we have experienced in the diaconate (aka “that deacon thing”), please ask us or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in becoming a Deacon or a Deacon Couple for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, please contact:
3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241 213-637-7383
Upcoming Diaconate Information Days:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish School, 42 Chestnut St. Pasadena, 91103
Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Dominic Savio Parish, 13400 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, 90706
Candy & Jay Krueger, Diaconate Formation, Year V,
Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA