Saturday saw 12 men ordained to the Sub-diaconate at the FSSP's seminary in Nebraska. One of the new sub-deacons is Alex Stewart, from the Wirral, who served several Masses here at St Mary's earlier this year. God willing he will minister at more Masses here soon.
Ordained alongside Alex was Charles Ndubuisi Ike, who is of the shrine parish in Nigeria for which St Mary's is currently raising money in a Lenten appeal (find details here of a sponsored pilgrimage being made by Conor).
His Excellency Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, was the ordaining bishop. Last September Bishop Morlino gave all the seminarians at Our Lady of Guadaupe Seminary, including Sub-deacon Alex and Sub-deacon Charles, a week-long spiritual retreat to begin their academic year.