Bishop Michael F. Burbidge ordained five men to the permanent diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington Jan. 28. The newly ordained are: Deacon Linus J. Barloon II, Deacon Marvin J. Muhat, Deacon Robin W. Sardegna, Deacon Mark S. Sobczynski and Deacon Mark C. Voorheis.
In his homily, Bishop Burbidge praised the men for their dedication, holiness and joy. “May you go forth this day and imitate the sacrificial love and humble service of Jesus,” he told them. “May you effectively and compassionately preach his word. May you draw ever closer to Mary, Our Mother, and in your deep intimate relationship with the Lord, so that you will be able to travel lightly each day in ministry, find your joy in the Lord and radiate that gift to others today and always.”
Congratulations, brothers and welcome! Ad multos annos!