Next step is priesthood for three newly ordained deacons

Deacons Henry Cuellar Jr., Andrew Dinh and Paul-Michael Piega were ordained to the order of the diaconate by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Garcia on May 20 at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Cedar Park. 
Throughout their lives, Bishop Garcia said, God has been calling these men.
“God has been forming them, preparing them for this very day through their challenges, joys and struggles ... God has been reaching out to them hoping they would hear his gentle voice, the voice of the Good Shepherd,” Bishop Garcia said.
The bishop also thanked the parents, family members and friends of the men who have supported them in their journey to the transitional diaconate, which is the final step to becoming a priest.
“We, the church of Austin, are forever grateful for your support of these men,” he said.
God willing, these men will be ordained priests in 2018.
For more photos, visit www.flickr.com/photos/diocese_of_austin. (Photo by Shelley Metcalf)