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Meet the 17 Saint Paul Seminary deacons who will be ordained priests this year

Meet the 17 Saint Paul Seminary deacons being ordained priests this year

June 7, 2024
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Seventeen seminarians or former seminarians from The Saint Paul Seminary will be ordained priests this spring and summer.

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Association of Theological Schools commission reaffirms Saint Paul Seminary accreditation for 10 years

February 17, 2024
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The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) recently reaffirmed The Saint Paul Seminary’s accreditation for a period of 10 years.

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Meet the record Saint Paul Seminary permanent diaconate ordination Class of 2023

January 4, 2024
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On Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Bishop Joseph Williams will ordain 18 men as permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Saint Paul Seminary’s 2023 permanent diaconate class ties the largest ever in archdiocese history.

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Watch: Meet the husband/dad/deacon candidate who took a year off of formation for Navy deployment

November 14, 2023
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Bob Burns’ story is one of saying “yes” to God throughout whatever has happened in his life.

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A time of renewal: How the Eucharistic Revival is changing local, national Church

June 15, 2023
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The National Eucharistic Revival officially began June 19, 2022 on the Feast of Corpus Christi and will culminate with the 10th National Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis.

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From the rector: Now — and always — is the time for Eucharistic celebration

June 14, 2023
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For us as Catholics, it is the Eucharist which lies at the heart of every celebration. The Mass is the place, above all others, where we encounter the Lord most intimately in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

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Recently-ordained deacon spreads faith, joy from ambo to construction sites

March 30, 2023
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There’s something about working side-by-side that compels a man to open up. Recently ordained Deacon Adelmo Garcia has witnessed this time and again during two decades in the construction industry.

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Eighteen Saint Paul Seminary deacon candidates installed as acolytes

February 13, 2023
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Archbishop Bernard Hebda will celebrate the institution of 18 deacon candidates as acolytes for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on Sunday at the Church of St. Hubert in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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What is a deacon in the Catholic Church?

January 17, 2023
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If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a transitional or permanent deacon is — or weren’t even aware there is such a thing — you’re not alone. Here is an explainer on the diaconate, a crucial but oft-overlooked facet of the Catholic sacrament of Holy Orders.

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Saint Paul Seminary Institute for Diaconate Formation hires new assistant program manager

June 28, 2022
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Starting July 1, Deacon Eric Cooley will serve as the new associate program director for the Institute for Diaconate Formation.

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