Youngstown Diocese seminarians prepare for Deacon Ordination

Three seminarians will be ordained Transitional Deacons for the Diocese of Youngstown. Their ordination at the hands of Most Reverend David Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.  John Rovnak and Frederick (Fritz) Schlueter are completing their fourth year and will continue as deacons for their fifth year of preparation for priesthood ordination.  Brook Benedict has completed his fifth year and will graduate with the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Theology) degrees at the Commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 12, 2022.  All three men will serve as deacons in parishes in the Youngstown Diocese for their diaconate year. Please continue to pray for them and all the seminarians as they prepare for priesthood ordination.