May 23, 2015
Bishop David Choby addresses the congregation during the ordination of seminarians Daniel Steiner, second from right, and Joseph Fessenden, far right, as transitional deacons. Their ordination, which is a major step on the way toward becoming a priest, was celebrated on Friday, May 15, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Both will return to the seminary for further studies, Deacon Steiner at St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and Deacon Fessenden at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Five seminarians, Deacons Benjamin Butler, Andrew Bulso, Emmanual Dirichukwu, Austin Gilstrap and Eric Johansen will be ordained to the priesthood on June 12 at the Cathedral.