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Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate

The Archdiocese of Seattle joyfully announces the ordination of Joseph Tapia-Beeman to the Diaconate.
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Stephen the Martyr by Bishop Frank Schuster.

Please join Joseph the evening before for a Holy Hour for Vocations, also at St. Stephen the Martyr, Friday, May 17 at 6pm.

All are welcome! Live stream: https://ststephenslife.com/holy-mass-live-stream

Ordination to the diaconate marks the last stage in seminary formation before ordination to the priesthood.

“The diaconate does not disappear with priesthood: on the contrary, it is the foundation on which it is based. You will be priests in order to serve, conforming with Jesus who “came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life” (cf Mk 10:45). I would say, then, that there is an inner foundation of priesthood to be preserved, which we could call “diaconal conscience”: just as conscience underlies decisions, so the spirit of service underlies being a priest.”

For more information on priesthood in the Archdiocese of Seattle go to www.seattlevocations.com


May 18 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


St. Stephen the Martyr, Renton
St. Stephen the Martyr, Renton
13055 SE 192nd St, Renton, WA, USA


Office of Vocations