Deacon Eugene Joseph was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, USA, last night (Thurs).
The Archdiocese of Birmingham hosted the Ordination at the request of the Diocese of Columbus, and Bishop Stephen Wright (formerly the family’s Parish Priest in Burton-upon-Trent) ordained Deacon Eugene at St Chad’s Cathedral.
Deacon Eugene trained for the priesthood for the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, and will fulfil a priestly ministry here (at St Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent) until he returns to the United States.
Last night’s service was attended by Deacon Eugene’s family, friends and priests from the Syro Malabar community, along with representatives from the Diocese of Columbus. It was also live streamed via the cathedral website.