Two seminarians for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Timothy Cone and Thomas Rasuch, will be ordained, God willing, to the Diaconate on Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls.
Cone was born on June 1, 1987 in Fort Bragg, NC to Thomas and Susan Cone. He has an older brother and two older sisters and one younger sister.
Timothy grew up going to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City and then St. Therese Catholic Church in Rapid City and currently is from Sacred Heart Parish in Yankton.
Timothy graduated from Central High School in Rapid City. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
In 2013 Timothy was sponsored by the Diocese of Sioux Falls and began his studies at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
Thomas Rausch was born on February 16, 1993 in Ortonville, MN to Mike and Lonie Rausch. He has two brothers and two sisters and his home parish is St. Charles Parish in Big Stone City. Thomas graduated from Ortonville High School in Ortonville, MN.
In 2011 Thomas was sponsored by the Diocese of Sioux Falls and began his studies at St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, MN. In 2015 Thomas began his classes in theology at The Saint Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN.