Diaconate Ordination

  • December 9th 2017

Brother Vincent Yeager, T.O.R.

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, Brother Vincent Yeager, T.O.R. was ordained to the Diaconate for the Sacred Heart Province of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis by the  Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.  The Ordination ceremony took place in the Saint Francis Friary Chapel in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Brother Vincent took his solemn vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as a Franciscan Friar during the July 2017 Summer Gathering of the Franciscan Community in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  He will continue his studies for the priesthood at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC residing at Saint Louis Friary.

Order of Deacon

Strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit, he will help the Bishop and his Priests in the ministry of the word, of the altar, and of charity, showing himself to be a servant to all.  As a minister of the altar, he will proclaim the Gospel, prepare the sacrifice, and distribute the Lord’s Body and Blood to the faithful.

Furthermore, it will be his duty, at the Bishop’s direction, to exhort believers and unbelievers alike and to instruct them in holy doctrine.  He will preside over public prayer, administer Baptism, assist at and bless Marriages, bring Viaticum to the dying, and conduct funeral rites.