Above: Dcn. Romeo Cappela, Dcn. Thomas Merkel, and Rev. Michael Kowalewski pictured at the May 31st ordination at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette.
It is with great joy that Bishop John F. Doerfler ordained two men to the Order of Deacon and one man to the Order of Priest on May 31, 2019 at St. Peter Cathedral! Reverend Michael Kowalewski has been appointed Associate Pastor at St. Mary Queen of Peace Parish, Kingsford, while Deacon Thomas Merkel will be serving a 3-parish community in the eastern end of the diocese, and Deacon Romeo Cappella is released to serve with the Companions of Christ the Lamb, Paradise.
In the fall of 2019, our diocese will have four new men entering seminary! Along with that growth comes higher education bills. The Seminarian Endowment Fund supports seminarian education, forming priests to serve the Diocese of Marquette.
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If you’d like to learn more about how a seminarian becomes a priest, check out the inaugural newsletter for Yoopers for Seminarians (YFS). Visit www.yoopersforseminarians.org today!