Diaconal Ordination: February 22nd at 7 pm

On February 22, St. Luke’s at Immaculate Conception will be privileged to have our bishop, Most Reverend Steven J. Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, with us to for a 7 pm evening Mass celebrating the U.S. Ordinariate’s Solemnity of Title. The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter is always a special date for us, but this year it will be doubly significant for St. Luke’s members and friends: parishioner Mark Arbeen, whose journey towards ordination we have watched and supported with our prayers, will be ordained to the diaconate that evening.

Mark’s ordination will bring the number of permanent deacons in the ordinariate to nine. There are also five transitional deacons (men who plan to go on to be ordained priests). Randy King of St. Luke’s began formation to become a deacon, a process that involves extensive reading and training and takes several years.
Mark your calendars to celebrate our patronal feast and to wish Mark and his family well on this wonderful occasion.