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'I never saw myself as a very holy guy'
And now Steve Meyer will be ordained as a deacon on May 20
|ASKING GOD'S BLESSING: Michelle and Steve Meyer pray before dinner with their three boys (clockwise from top) Adam, Jacob and Alex. The Meyers are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay. Steve is preparing to be ordained a deacon in May. (Josh Diedrich photo)
Third in a series on the Bishop's Appeal
By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor
Five years ago, Steve Meyer never would have imagined that he would appear in a feature on the diaconate in a Bishop's Appeal video, as he did this year.
Meyer, a member St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Green Bay, thought there was a particular image a deacon should fit, and he didn't see himself in that image.
"I struggled because that wasn't me," he said. "I never saw myself as a very holy guy."
On May 20, Meyer and six other men are scheduled to be ordained deacons for the Diocese of Green Bay. There are 129 deacons serving in the diocese and 25 men in formation, 20 candidates and five aspirants. They come from different backgrounds, but all have one common
characteristic, said Dcn. Paul Grimm, diocesan director of the permanent diaconate.
"The guys we look for all have a commitment to service to others," he said. "They have a history of serving others in a variety of ways and a desire to serve others."
Men who are residents of the diocese and between the ages of 30 and 55 may apply to become a deacon. Applicants must be recommended by their pastor or parish director, and have the support of the parish community. Upon acceptance into the program, an applicant completes a year of aspirancy before a determination is made to move on to the candidacy stage. The candidate then completes four years of formation taking courses in scripture, theology, liturgy, pastoral care, canon law and homiletics. Full story ...
Canonical notice regarding St. Michael's Chapel, Lost Dauphin Road
Catechism Q&A summary due out March 31
Books will be in both English and Spanish
Talks focus on linked parishes
Three from Green Bay Diocese take part in national symposium
Program promotes change
JustFaith offered at St. Thomas the Apostle, Newton
Sidebar: Living justly
Choir exposes listeners to Gregorian chant
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
February 19, 2006: God offers us a whole new way of life
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
February 19, 2006: We find faith wherever we gather
Editorial -- Not so funny
Cartoons offensive to Islam raise important issues about religion
and how to respond
Editorial -- Olympics entertain, challenge
They offer a chance to apply lessons to life
Foundations of Faith --
Did Jesus have a guardian angel while on earth?
The angels serve their king by advancing his mission and helping us
do the same
Saint of the Day --
His old life went up in flames
Conrad's hunting led to the breakup of his marriage
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2006 Bishop's Appeal