Archdiocese of Louisville Deacon Ordination05.01.18
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, ordained Kirby Rust to the Order of Deacon at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY, on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Kirby Rust publicly declared his intent to undertake the ministry of the diaconate and promised respect and obedience to Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and his successors. Two other seminarians, from the Archdiocese of Louisville, were ordained along with Kirby to the diaconate.
Transitional Diaconate is the final step before ordination to the Priesthood. Deacon Kirby returned to Mount St. Mary’s to begin the final year of seminary formation on his path to ordination to the priesthood.
Congratulations Deacon Kirby Rust!
Click the following link to see a photo gallery of the March 24 Ordination Mass http://www.mtsm.org/PhotoGalleries/PhotoGallery79.aspx
Photo Credit: March 24 Ordination Mass by Jessica Able, The Record, Archdiocese of Louisville.