Nine seminarians made their deacon promises on Wednesday, March 30. These seminarians will be ordained to the transitional diaconate in their sponsoring dioceses. Pictured are: President-Rector Msgr. Ross Shecterle; Director of Homiletics Deacon Steve Kramer; Leo Blasi, Diocese of Salina; Daniel Dorau, Davenport; Francisco Javier Franquiz Arroyo, Carlos Enrique Gomez Chirinos, Peter Nguyen, and Rubén Villalón Rivera, all of the Diocese of Memphis; John Martin, Fort Worth; Mark Ouma, Lexington; and Saulo Daniel Ramos Hernández, Little Rock.
Additionally, seminarian Michael Neeland, SDS, made his deacon promises with the Society of the Divine Savior on March 18, and Michael Martin of Louisville made his promises March 13, and was ordained a deacon in Louisville on March 19.