Bishop Mark Seitz ordained 17 men as permanent deacons for the Diocese of El Paso on Friday evening at St. Mark Catholic Church.

Along with ordination to the permanent diaconate, all 17 are also receiving a Masters in Ministry studies from either St. Mary’s Seminary, or St. Thomas Seminary, both located in Houston.

“These men have been working hard during the last 5 years to get to reach the summit of their formation through ordination,” Deacon Jesus Cardenas, Director of the Permanent Diaconate said. “It’s an exciting time for them and their families and we look forward to having them as ministers in our diocese.”

A full list of the new deacons can be found here. 

Congratulations, brothers, and welcome! Ad multos annos!