The Joy of the Diaconate

One of the many joys of being a deacon is baptizing little people. Yesterday I had the privilege of baptizing a five year old boy in the presence of a large family. I was a little concerned that he might be a bit active, and was wondering how to keep him focused during the multiple prayers and anointings, but the little guy was a real trooper. He stood there quietly and proudly. When I motioned for him to come up to the baptismal font, he jumped right up and bent his head over perfectly. (Mom must have been practicing at home!) The same for the anointing with Chrism.

May God bless him in his young life, and may he keep undefiled the light of Christ within him now.

The diaconate is a wonderful vocation! O the joys of it all…. any man out there thinking about it? Ask to talk to the deacon assigned to your parish. You won’t regret it.

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Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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