Bishop John M. LeVoir ordained 11 permanent deacons for the New Ulm Diocese at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye during the ordination service Saturday. The group is the first to be ordained in the diocese's new permanent deacon program, completing five years of preparatoin. Above, the 11 deacons lay on the floor of St. Mary's Church in Sleepy Eye for the Litany of the Saints during the ordination service. As permanent deacons they will be able to perform many of the duties of a parish priest and will assist in the ministry of their parishes.
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