Bishop Ricken to ordain eight men to diaconate at cathedral on Aug. 1

ALLOUEZ — Bishop David Ricken will ordain eight men to the diaconate at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. Attendance is by invitation only.

The eight men are: David Denby, Daniel Garcia, William Gerl III, Arthur Gerstner, Daniel Gray, Robert Hendricks, Michael Valenta and Gregory Van Thiel.

The ordination Mass will be livestreamed by the Diocese of Green Bay. To view the livestream ordination Mass, visit

Profiles on each deacon candidate accessible at the links below.