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St. Joseph Parish in North Bend celebrated Mark Bredestege being ordained a transitional deacon

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St. Joseph Parish in North Bend celebrated one of its own being ordained a transitional deacon Saturday morning with a three-Mass celebration this weekend.

Deacon Mark Bredestege proclaimed the Gospel and delivered a homily at all three weekend Masses. Receptions featured deacon-shaped cookies from a local bakery.

Bishop Joseph R. Binzer ordained nine men transitional deacons at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains Saturday, the largest group since 1979. For more see “Historic group of nine men ordained deacons.”

Thanks to St. Joseph parishioner Tina Geers for sharing the photos.

Deacon Mark Bredestege carries the book of the Gospels into his home church for the first time. (Courtesy photo)

 

Deacon Mark Bredestege, ordained Saturday morning, delivers one of three weekend homilies at his home parish of St. Joseph North Bend. (Courtesy photo)

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