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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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Eighteen deacon candidates instituted as lectors Sunday

February 20, 2022
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This important step towards diaconate ordination will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at All Saints in Lakeville.

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Seven new deacons ordained for Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

December 4, 2021
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“This group of new deacons brings a variety of backgrounds and life experience to our local Church,” said Deacon Joe Michalak, director of The Saint Paul Seminary Institute for Diaconate Formation.

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Like father, (kind of) like son: Family’s vocational path overlaps at St. Paul Seminary

September 2, 2021
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John Utecht is a seminarian in formation for the priesthood. John’s father, Joe, was ordained a permanent deacon in December 2019.

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Deacon Discernment Day Spring 2021

March 11, 2020
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March 20, 2021.

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