Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Deacon to join the priesthood

Pablo Santa Maria drawn to clergy life after attending WYD 2002
Deacon Pablo Santa Maria. BCC file photo.
Deacon Pablo Santa Maria recently told me that his priestly ordination hasn't quite hit him yet. The deacon will be ordained a priest May 26 at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Here's a little information on the archdiocese next priest:
Deacon Pablo Santa Maria was inspired to join the priesthood after attending World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto. Almost 10 years later he will realize his dream: he will be ordained a priest May 26 at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

"I had the fortune of travelling with priests (during WYD 2002) who kept asking if the men were interested in the priesthood, and I began to give it real thought," Deacon Santa Maria told The B.C. Catholic after being ordained a deacon June 3, 2011.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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