North Coast Catholic April 2012 : Page 16

Deacon Candidates Installed as Acolytes On Saturday, March 10 the 19 candidates for the per-manent diaconate received the last of the ministries that precede ordination as deacons for the Diocese of Santa Rosa. The Ministry of Acolyte is a permanent service connected to the distribution of the Holy Eucharist. Unlike Extraordinary Ministers of Communition, who are commissioned for a definite period of time, these special ministers will assist the priest and deacons in the service of the altar. They may, for example, assist in presenting the Blessed Sacrament for exposition when a priest is not available, and they may assist the priest in purifying the vessels that have been used in the Mass. Please pray for our deacon candidates as they enter this final step in preparation for their ordination, expected this summer. VISIT OUR CATHOLIC CEMETERIES Our Department of Catholic Cemeteries invites you to visit our beautiful cemeteries and meet our friendly staff. Each cemetery represents a legacy of faith handed down by many generations, a sacred place to honor our beloved departed with reverence, reflection and prayer as we ponder our Catholic teachings “life has changed, not ended.” To serve the Catholic families of the Diocese of Santa Rosa we have many options. Making pre-arrangements now will lessen the burden on families at the difficult time of loss. Our main office is at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Rosa 707.546.6290 or email us at Catholic Cemeteries Then and Now I Diocese of Santa Rosa This coupon must be presented and is good at the four Cemeteries mentioned above for discount on a new contract. For more information, call our main office at In providing a consecrated place for burial, we treat the human body with dignity and respect after death, and offer an environment that encour-ages frequent visitation with atten-dant prayer for the deceased, an environment in which love is remembered and faith is awak-ened and strengthened. We serve as a symbol of the extended community of the Church – a community unbroken by death – and celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord, which offer to us the promise of eternal life. 707.546.6290 or visit our website for each cemetery information. April 2012 -NCC (Limit of one coupon per family.) Our Catholic cemeteries are a living part of our family faith tradition. While some have already experienced the deep loss of a loved one, others of us have yet to face the experience of losing someone close to us. As a people of faith, we remember our loved ones and we look forward to our resurrection and to rejoining them in the communion of saints. The Department of Cemeteries was established at the creation of our diocese in 1962. Cur-rently there are four diocesan cemeteries, all in 16 North Coast Catholic / April 2012 / www. srdiocese. org

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