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Three seminarians to be ordained

Thooft

NEW ULM — Three seminarians of the Diocese of New Ulm will be ordained to the transitional diaconate in June, marking a significant milestone on their journey to the priesthood tentatively set for 2022.

Joshua Bot, Nathan Hansen, and Tanner Thooft are currently studying at The Saint Paul Seminary in St. Paul. They will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Emeritus John M. LeVoir on Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. The public is welcome to attend. The mass of ordination to the transitional diaconate will be livestreamed from the Cathedral in New Ulm on June 5 at 10 a.m., www.dnu.org/live-stream.

The seminarians are:

• Joshua Bot

Age: 24

Hansen

Home parish: Church of St. Edward, Minneota

Family: Son of Deacon Bruce and Juanita Bot of Minneota

Education:

Minneota Public School, MN (2010-2014)

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2014-2018)

Bot

The Saint Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2018-present)

• Nathan Hansen

Age: 26

Home parish: Church of St. John, Darwin

Family: Son of Deacon John and Ruthann Hansen of Darwin

Education:

Dassel-Cokato High School, MN (2009-2013)

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2014-2018)

The Saint Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2018-present)

• Tanner Thooft

Age: 25

Home parish: Church of St. Edward, Minneota

Family: Son of Scott and Debbie Thooft of Lynd

Education:

Minneota High School, MN (2010-2014)

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2014-2018)

The Saint Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2018-present)

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