So… fun story. I was ordained a deacon on Saturday. I know, right? It surprised me too! Long story short, I was planning on being ordained in June, but when my provincial heard that another province of Franciscans was having an ordination in March, he said, “Why don’t you just tag along with them.” In truth, he said this to someone else who then forwarded it to me, so I doubt he used those exact words.
Regardless, I have had hands laid upon my head, I’ve made my formal promises, and I’m ready to go! So in honor of that great change in my life, I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Catholicism in Focus to the sacrament I just received: the Sacrament of Orders.