Ordination to Transitional Diaconate of Patrick Ohl
On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, during the 5 o'clock Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Patrick Ohl was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, was the principal celebrant along with concelebrating priests, including the Vice-Rector of Saint Peter's Seminary in London, Rev. Peter Keller.
A transitional deacon is one who is preparing for ordination to the Priesthood in the presbyterial order. During the ordination Mass, Deacon Patrick was given the assent of the assembly. He made a commitment to celibacy and promised to follow his vows. Afterward, he was vested with stole and chasuble, and received The Book of the Gospels from Bishop Crosby.
We wish Deacon Patrick well in the coming year and encourage you to keep him in your prayers as he continues his journey toward the Priesthood.