Vocations

Meet the 14 men who will be ordained permanent deacons

Meet the 14 men who will be ordained permanent deacons during a 10 a.m. liturgy at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland May 25.
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Four taking penultimate step to priesthood for Baltimore Archdiocese

Archbishop William E. Lori will ordain four men to the transitional diaconate May 11 during a 10 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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‘Servant’s heart:’ At 35,000 feet or on the ground, deacon soars in ministry

Whether he is in a church or an airplane, permanent Deacon Daniel Michaud loves to serve God’s people. 
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Future priest hopes to offer ‘authentic witness’ to Gospel

“I deeply desire to be an authentic witness to the Gospel and show others and guide others to understand that the church helps us be the authentic witness,” Deacon Himes said.
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Altar servers, sacristans honored with inaugural Monsignor Valenzano Service Awards

Twenty-four young men, including three who intend to enter seminary in the fall, were among the inaugural recipients of the Monsignor Valenzano Service Award March 24.
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‘Home felt like church’ for future Baltimore priest

Pictures, both moving and still, figure prominently in the discernment of Deacon Matthew J. DeFusco.
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Eucharistic prayer retreat inspires faith and provides challenge

More than 1,000 young people attended Mount 2000, an annual eucharistic prayer retreat held at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg.
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Weekend retreat helps young men discern religious calling

A discernment retreat held at St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park attracted 16 participants considering religious life.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes its newest priest

Father Robert Katafiasz prostrates himself in prayer during his Dec. 15 ordination Mass at the Baltimore Basilica. (Richard Lippenholz/Special to the Review) Father Robert Katafiasz humbly walked through a tunnel of applause at the conclusion of his ordination Mass Dec. 15 as the congregation filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of...
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‘Down to earth:’ Pasadena parishioner to be ordained a priest Dec. 15

Deacon Robert Katafiasz will be ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Archbishop William E. Lori during a 10 a.m. Mass Dec. 15 at the Baltimore Basilica.
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Bishops, sisters discuss declining numbers of U.S. women religious

The precipitous decline in the number of women in religious life and what it means to the church has people thinking about how to prepare for the future.
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