How could I forget!
This past Friday, Bishop Carlson ordained two men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Sioux Falls: Martin Lawrence and Todd Reitmeyer (Fr. Todd runs this blog). It was a beautiful Mass, and both men are going to be excellent priests for our diocese.
The next day, three men were ordained to the diaconate: two to the transitional diaconate (Justin Wachs and Thomas Fitzpatrick), and one to the permanent deaconate (Donald Wagner). All three are gifts to the diocese, as well.
I'm sorry to say that I missed the first Masses of the new priests, as I left for the aforementioned Promised Land Saturday, but I'll be able to see them many times over the next few months.