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Ordination 2022

The morning of June 11 was a typical summer Saturday in Alabama. However, inside the Cathedral of St. Paul, something extraordinary took place: Bishop Steven J. Raica ordained Deacon Charles Deering to the Sacred Order of Priesthood. Bishop emeritus Robert Baker and Benedictine Abbot Marcus Voss as well as priests from around the diocese concelebrated. The newly ordained Father Deering celebrated his first Mass the next day at his home parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Homewood. Father Deering currently serves as parochial vicar at Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church in Decatur.