A Joy-Filled Day
On a rainy May 20, seminarian Jhonatan Sarmiento was ordained by Bishop David Malloy as a transitional deacon at the Cathedral of St. Peter. At the beginning of his homily, Bishop Malloy noted the extended applause when the soon-to-be-deacon was called forth for ordination, and said to Jhonatan, “I hope you are as delighted to be here as we are to see you standing before us.” Priests, deacons, religious and laity from the diocese and beyond gathered for the joyful event. Deacon Sarmiento is on track to be ordained a priest of the Rockford Diocese in 2018.
See more in the May 26 edition of The Observer.