May and June are traditionally months set aside for celebrating ordinations in the Catholic Church. In the Diocese of Green Bay, six men were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop David Ricken on May 21. Four of the men, who are married, are permanent deacons. The other two are transitional deacons who will be ordained to the priesthood next year. Next month, Bishop Ricken will ordain two men to the priesthood.
Poor lighting and lack of close proximity to the sanctuary make ordinations — as well as any service — at the Green Bay cathedral a challenge. I usually focus on interesting shots that happen before and after the liturgy, as well as scenes in the pews. Below is a slide show of photos I put together from the May 21 ordination.