Ss. Michael, Mary, Brendan

Church of St. Michael                      --                      Church of St. Mary                      --                      Church of St. Brendan
    Gaylord, MN                                                           Arlington, MN                                                          Green Isle, MN   

Area Faith Community
Church of St. Brendan
221 McGrann Avenue
P. O. Box 85
Green Isle, MN  55338

Email:         stbrendan@frontiernet.net
Office:                             507.326.1234
Fax:                                507.326.1234
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The ministerial priesthood has the task not only of representing Christ – Head of the Church – before the assembly of the faithful, but also of acting in the name of the whole Church when presenting to God the prayer of the Church, and above all when offering the Eucharistic sacrifice. CCC #1552. 

Priests are united with the Bishops in sacerdotal dignity and at the same time depend on them in exorcise of their pastoral functions . . .   They receive from the bishop the charge of a parish community or a determinate ecclesial office. CCC #1595

The sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred by the laying on of hands followed by a solemn prayer of consecration asking God to grant the ordinand the graces of the Holy Spirit required for his ministry. Ordination imprints an indelible sacramental character. CCC #1597

A priest takes a vow of obedience from the bishop and is to serve and shepherd the people in the parish community where he is assigned.


Taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

​Bishop John M. LeVoir ordained Timothy (Tim) Dolan and ten other men to the "Order of the Diaconate" for the New Ulm Diocese at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye during the ordination service on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  The group is the first to be ordained in the diocese's new permanent deacon program, completing five years of preparation.

As permanent deacons these men will be able to perform many of the duties of a parish priest and will assist in the ministry of their parishes.
Photo 1:  
The vesting of Fr. Keith at his ordination at Cathedral of Holy Trinity in New Ulm, Minnesota, on June 6, 2006.

Photo 2: 
Fr. Keith takes part in the Eucharistic Prayer at his ordination. 
Tim Dolan --
Called to the "Order of the Diaconate" . . . 
Fr. Keith -- "Called to the Priesthood" . . .
Tim Dolan, one of 11 permanent deacons, lay on the floor of St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Sleepy for the Litany of the Saints during the the ordination service.