Br. Albert Duggan, O.P. will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Priory Chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. Since last fall, he has been assisting with liturgical ministries at St. Matthew's Cathedral. He is also involved in marriage preparation for engaged couples and, with Deacon Augustine Reisenauer, O.P., he facilitates a discussion group for the parents of children in St. Matthew's religious education program. Originally from suburban Detroit, he graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in biomedical ethics. He worked as a research coordinator in the Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University before entering the Dominican Order in 2007. He is currently enrolled in theological studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies. Br. Albert will assist as a deacon for the first time at the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
Br. Augustine Marie Reisenauer, O.P. will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Church of St. Dominic in Washington, DC. He has appreciated serving the parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Matthew for the past two years, teaching parents and children of the English Religious Education Program, journeying with engaged couples in their preparations for marriage, serving weekly and preaching monthly at Sunday Masses (rotating among the 5:30 p.m. Vigil, 8:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Masses), celebrating baptisms of infants, and contributing to lecture series and bible studies. After completing his B.S. (2003) and M.T.S. (2006) degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Br. Augustine entered the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), made solemn profession on November 13, 2010, and was ordained a deacon on January 8, 2011. Br. Augustine will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Matthew’s Cathedral at 5:30pm on Saturday, May 26, 2012 (the Vigil of the Solemnity of Pentecost), and also the 8:30am Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday, May 27, 2012. All are most welcome to his ordination at St. Dominic’s Church and to the Masses at St. Matthew’s Cathedral.
Come and hear Br. Augustine and Br. Albert as they share the fruits of their seminarian studies with St. Matthew’s parishioners this Lenten season in a lecture series, “ Portraits of Discipleship in Scripture.”
Please keep Br. Albert and Br. Augustine in your prayers as they prepare for their ordinations.