The Bishop's Bulletin

Diocese to celebrate three ordination Masses

Bishop Donald DeGrood will celebrate three ordination Masses in his second year as bishop in the Diocese of Sioux Falls. All three ordinations will take place at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

Five men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 15. These men began their formation in 2018.

The five permanent deacons to be ordained are: Jonathan Eckrich, Bradley Palmer, Peter Sexton, Daniel Sherban and Jeffrey Swank. After ordination, they will serve in parishes in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Aberdeen, Beresford and Madison. Watch for photos from their ordination in the June issue of the Bishop’s Bulletin.

Three men will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Thursday, May 27. They are: Nicholas Haiar, Mitchell McLaughlin and Zachary Schaefbauer. After ordination, they will serve for the summer in parishes in the diocese and then continue their seminary studies for one more year.

Finally, three men will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, May 28. They are: Deacon Jacob Doty, Deacon Scott Miller and Deacon Jeffrey Schulte. These men will be assigned to parishes as parochial vicars.

All ordination Masses begin at 11 a.m. and will be live streamed at sfcatholic.org. Please pray for these men.

Photos from the priest and transitional deacon ordinations will be in the July issue of the Bishop’s Bulletin.