Archbishop Coakley ordains “ministers of Jesus Christ”

Twenty-two men from more than 20 parishes and missions were ordained into the permanent diaconate on Nov. 3 for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is one of the largest classes of deacons in the history of the diocese.

“As deacons, that is, as ministers of Jesus Christ, who came among his disciples as one who served, do the will of God from the heart: serve the people in love and joy as you would the Lord,” Archbishop Coakley told the deacons and their families during the homily.

The ordination culminates four years of study and preparation for the new deacons.