Here’s a great pre-Pentecost gift. It happened Saturday morning at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont, Texas: Bishop David L. Toups ordained 14 men to the diaconate.

According to the diocesan Facebook page, they are:

Aaron Griffith, Alan Bihm, Roy Culver Jr., Mike Dodson, Bill Gier II, Torivio Gonzalez, Fred Lemond Jr., Ricci Pampolina, Robert Ruiz, Chris Sherman, Michael Sigur, Basil Smith III, Ngoc “Benny” Tran, and David Workman

Congratulations, brothers, and welcome! Ad multos annos!