May 4, 2016
Diocesan seminarian Greg Luger will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Monday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension in Bismarck. Bishop Kagan will be the main celebrant.
A transitional deacon is a seminarian in the last year of preparation for ordination to the priesthood. Greg is excited to take this important step in his calling.
“I’ve been in seminary formation since 2009 and it is a joy to see the goal for which I have been striving for many years only one short year away,” Greg shared. “I am also looking forward to the different functions that I will be able to perform once I am ordained [to the diaconate], among them preaching at Mass and baptizing. There's also a sense of fear and trembling. The ministry of deacon is one of which I am unworthy, but nevertheless one to which I am called.”
Greg is thankful for all the support he’s received over the years. He gives thanks first to God, followed by his parents, family, various formation and spiritual directors, brother seminarians and the lay faithful of the diocese. “I look forward to immersing myself into the Diaconal Ministry in preparation for the Priesthood.”