April 16, 2021

Two men are ordained transitional deacons for the archdiocese

Transitional Deacon Michael Clawson, left, and transitional Deacon Matthew Perronie pose on April 10 with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson after a Mass at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St. Meinrad during which the deacons and three other men were ordained transitional deacons. Deacon Clawson is a member of Annunciation Parish in Brazil. Deacon Perronie is a member of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg. (Photos courtesy of Saint Meinrad Archabbey)

Transitional Deacon Michael Clawson, left, and transitional Deacon Matthew Perronie pose on April 10 with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson after a Mass at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St. Meinrad during which the deacons and three other men were ordained transitional deacons. Deacon Clawson is a member of Annunciation Parish in Brazil. Deacon Perronie is a member of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg. (Photos courtesy of Saint Meinrad Archabbey)

During an April 10 Mass at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St. Meinrad, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson ordained five men transitional deacons.

Two are seminarians for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Deacon Michael Clawson of Annunciation Parish in Brazil, and Deacon Matthew Perronie of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg.

Both deacons are receiving priestly formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad. They are expected to be ordained priests for the Church in central and southern Indiana in June 2022.

Archbishop Thompson, those ordained in the liturgy, and those who assisted at it had all previously received full doses of a coronavirus vaccine. That is why they did not wear facemasks during the liturgy, although they did before and after the Mass as well as during the distribution of Communion.

For more information on a vocation to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, visit www.HearGodsCall.com. †

 

 

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