In the parish church of Shindellegi, a small village in the Diocese of Chur in Switzerland, our college companion Michael Fent was ordained as a deacon on Saturday 12 November together with three of his co-diocesans. The celebration was presided over by His Excellency Peter Bürcher, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Chur. Also a group of seminarians from our College went to Switzerland to join Michael who studied with us from 2016 to 2019. His family and the parish community that filled the church and that after the celebration met in the parish hall for a nice feast to the neo-deacons.
We thank the Lord for the ordination of Michael and also all the seminarians and friends of the diocese of Chur who welcomed us with such kindness and generosity, in particular Archbishop Peter Bürcher who a few days after the ordination , on the occasion of his trip to Rome , paid us a visit at the College.