Read: Deacon Stories | Eric Pogrmich


Read: Deacon Stories | Eric Pogrmich

10 new deacons will be ordained for the Diocese of Lansing by Bishop Boyea on Saturday, May 13, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Deo gratias!

Two of the diaconate candidates are seminarians who will progress, God willing, onto the priesthood. Meanwhile the other eight are married men who will be ordained permanent deacons. That includes Eric Pogrmich of Saint Joseph in Howell. Eric writes:

“Throughout this process, we are taught to continually discern our calling to make sure we are truly called. This has helped me to know God more on an intimate level. This journey with God has been interesting and fulfilling — every step of the way. It started with meeting Deacon Jerry Brennan to learn about the diaconate process and continued to these last few weeks before ordination. People have inspired me to continue my education through Siena Heights and prayed for me throughout formation. There are no words to express my gratitude for Deacon Randy Desrochers, Deacon Gene Leger, Michael Andrews and the many deacons and guest speakers who have spent their time and energy with me and my brothers. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all the people at St Joseph Parish in Howell for their continual support and prayers, so THANK YOU. Ultimately, what I am most excited about is to serve our community at large, our parish and all our sisters and brothers in Christ, as stated in Matthew 25:35-40.”

Please keep Eric and all the ordinands in your prayers in the days to come. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for them!

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