South Park – North Park – Golden Hill

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

ROOM IN THE INN - Meet Deacon Philip Yang, O.S.A.


The house here, at Saint Patrick, definitely has room for one more Augustinian. We have been chosen to have Deacon Philip Yang, O.S.A., to be assigned here for 6 months as a “temporary” Deacon.

The process is that you finish up your undergraduate degree and begin to study for your graduate Theology degree. That usually takes four years of study at Chicago School of Theology.

Usually then, if everything goes well, in your last year of studies you are ordained as a “temporary Deacon.” After 3 to 6 months you then ask to be ordained a priest.

Deacon Philip Yang, O.S.A., will be working here at Saint Patrick and, sometime in the summer, he will be ordained an Augustinian priest here with the Province of St. Augustine in California.

He will be a great help here doing teaching, and celebrating Baptisms, weddings, preaching, and of course answering the phone and the door.

We welcome him and hope he finds his time great preparation for the priesthood to follow.

Fr. Michael, O.S.A.

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