NCRLC congratulates the newly ordained deacons of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. Among the ten deacons ordained at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 6th were participants of NCRLC’s Rural Ministry Practicum. Now deacons, James Peterson and Joah Ellis reflected on the impact of the NCRLC practicum:
“The Rural Ministry Practicum was an eye and heart-opening experience for me in many ways. The Practicum helped me to realize the interdependent roles of priests and laity within rural ministry. Through the steadfast efforts of NCRLC, thousands of lives have been positively impacted due to the valuable information that they have helped to promote and share about rural communities. I will be sure to utilize their excellent educational resources, God willing, in my future ministry.”
– James E. Peterson
“I came to a deeper understanding of what it means for Catholics to respect the earth and the environment. It was good to be reminded that there is a balanced, responsible way to go about this, and that the Church is concerned about these issues.”
– Joah Ellis
(James Peterson kneels before the archbishop for the laying on of hands. (Dianne Towalski / The Catholic Spirit)
Lisa Marie, OFS | Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Congratulations boys!!! Will keep you all in my prayers.