There will be another Ordination ceremony here on Saturday, June 10, at 10 am. On this occasion Bishop Muench has chosen to ordain seven married men to be deacons of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. They are Stephen G. Brunet and Kirk W. Duplantis of Immaculate Conception Parish in Denham Springs; William L. “Byrd” Corbett and Timothy T. Messenger, Sr., of St. Joseph Parish in Ponchatoula; George J. Hooper of St. Thomas More Parish in Baton Rouge; Minos J. Ponville, Jr., of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Baton Rouge; and Gary C. Mooney of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in St. Gabriel.
All of these men are to be congratulated for their successful completion of a five-year program of formation.
In a special way here in St. Joseph Parish we’re thankful for Gary Mooney and his wife Sue: Gary has been assigned to our Parish as Deacon Assistant effective July 1! We’ll be introducing him more formally over the next month, and after July 1 you’ll be seeing him at liturgy and in ministry, but already lift him up to the Lord in your prayers, please!