From the Diocese of Orange, CA Facebook page: 

After five years of study and preparation, these 13 men were officially ordained Saturday. The group joined the already 141 deacons serving throughout our Diocese. Their preparation involved academic classes in canon law and church history, spiritual practice in prayer and meditation, and pastoral service in hospitals, jails, and the community.

We are excited to announce our Class of 2021 Diocese of Orange Diaconate:

– Castro Juan Carlos, St. Edward the Confessor, Dana Point
– Manuel Espitia, Our Lady of the Pilar, Santa Ana
– Roberto Hernandez, St. Boniface, Anaheim
– Jeffrey Kosidowski , San Francisco Solano, Rancho Santa Margarita
– Carlos Lozada, St. Anthony Claret, Anaheim
– Alexander Menez, St. John Neumann, Irvine
– Darrell Miller, St. Juliana Falconieri, Fullerton
– Bernardo Ocampo, St. Thomas More, Irvine
– Agustin Olivares, Our Lady of the Pilar, Santa Ana
– Tao Phan, Our Lady of La Vang, Santa Ana
– Saenz Thomas, St. Juliana Falconieri, Fullerton
– Eric Summerfield, Santa Clara de Asis, Yorba Linda
– Robert Ward, St. Joachim, Costa Mesa

Congratulations, brothers, and welcome! Ad multos annos!