Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, stands with hands outstretched over Patrick Grode (top) during the Ordination to the Priesthood liturgy at Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls.
Following his ordination, Rev. Grode was assigned as Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Aberdeen.
Pictured (bottom) with Bishop Paul J. Swain are the new deacons of the diocese (left to right): Deacon Thane Barnier, Deacon Timothy Dickes, Rev. Mr. Timothy Cone, diocesan seminarian, Rev. Mr. Thomas Rausch, diocesan seminarian, Deacon Maurice Barnett and Deacon Glenn Ridder.
(Photos by Michael G. Brown Photography, Sioux Falls)