Last Saturday, September 19, the diocese of Ogdensburg, New York, ordained a new class of twelve deacons. One is Mark Bennett, from the parish of St. Peter in Plattsburgh. I met Mark last year as I visited Plattsburgh and had dinner with him. He, by the way, is a full time staff member of the parish, the Spiritual Life Director.
The Ogdensburg class of 2009 include men ranging in age from 35 to the mid- 70s!
Welcome Deacon Mark to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate! Blessings on you and the rest of your class as you begin your ministry.