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Diaconal Ordination in Canada
Three French-speaking Legionaries were ordained deacons in the Cathedral of the Nativity in Cornwall, Ontario.

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The three deacons kneel before the altar during the ceremony.

August 2, 2010. Cornwall, Canada. This past July 24, Legionaries Pierre Caouette, Janick Caouette, and Denis Tassé were ordained to the diaconate in the Cathedral of the Nativity in Cornwall, in the province of Ontario.

Bishop Paul-André Durocher, of the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, performed the ordination, which was attended by about 250 guests. The Legionary novices from Cornwall served as acolytes in the Mass, and a group of brothers studying humanities in Cheshire, Connecticut traveled up to sing in the choir.

In his homily, Bishop Durocher emphasized the importance of the diaconate in the life of the Church, since each diaconate
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A moment during the diaconal ordination Mass.
represents the entire Church in her service to men.

After the ceremony, the newly ordained deacons and their families gathered at the apostolic school and novitiate in Cornwall for the reception.

Let us keep these new deacons in our prayers as they prepare for their priestly ordination this upcoming December 24 in Rome.

A video showing footage of six out of the eleven diaconal ordination ceremonies is available for viewing at this link.



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