Cardinal Cupich ordains 20 permanent deacons

Cardinal Cupich was the main celebrant at the ordination of 20 permanent deacons at Holy Name Cathedral on May 14, 2022. The newly ordained deacons will be assigned to parishes in Arlington Heights, Blue Island, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Lake Villa, Morton Grove, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Heights, Rolling Meadows, Streamwood, Wauconda and Waukegan. The Archdiocese of Chicago has the largest Catholic diaconate community in the world with 514 active deacons involved in 210 parishes and agencies. Since 1972, the archdiocese has ordained 1,464 men as permanent deacons. Active, retired and inactive deacons total 706, while another 70 Chicago deacons serve in dioceses around the country – from Florida to California.
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Deacon-elect Andrew Kim, his wife Jennifer and their son Max walk together in the opening procession. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The auxiliary bishops process into Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacons-elect Israel Santiago, Samuel Joseph Resch and Moyossola Jean-Arno Boussari answer “present” when their names are called during the Election of the Candidates. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacons-elect are presented to the congregation. (Cindy Flores Mocarski/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich blesses the hands of Deacon-elect Kevin Morgan. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The 20 new deacons lay prostrate in front of the cardinal while he and the congregation prays during the Litany of Supplication. (Cindy Flores Mocarski/Chicago Catholic)
The 20 new deacons lay prostrate in front of the cardinal while he and the congregation prays during the Litany of Supplication. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich lays his hands on newly ordained Deacon Juan Carlos Diaz-Maravilla. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Ismael Sandoval vests newly ordained Deacon Francisco Medina with the stole and dalmatic. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Newly ordained Deacon Roberto Reyes is vested by his wife Patricia and Father Dennis Lyle, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Blue Island. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Newly ordained Deacon Raymond Torralba receives congratulatory hug after being vested with the stole and dalmatic by Father Aloysius Funtila. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich presents the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained Deacon Manuel Ruiz. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacon Bob Puhala, director of the Institute for Diaconal Studies, congratulates newly ordained Deacon Roberto Reyes during the sign of peace. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The new deacons receive congratulations from current permanent deacons in the archdiocese. (Cindy Flores Mocarski/Chicago Catholic)
The congregation watches the service. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Friends and family take part in the ordination. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The congregation claps as the new deacons process out after Mass. (Cindy Flores Mocarski/Chicago Catholic)
Deacon John F. Sobol receives a congratulatory hug following Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacon Krzysztof Slowikowski receives congratulatory hugs following Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The deacons and their wives pose with Cardinal Cupich. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)