The sacrament of Holy Orders is the culmination of years of study, prayer, sacrifice and dedication. Prior to entering seminary, the men go through a rigorous course of evaluations through the Vocations Office of the diocese.
Deacon Peter Murphy has prayed, counseled, consoled and rejoiced with the men and women he has encountered in his parish of prison fences. As the director of Catholic ministries to prisons and jails, the work of the Church is ever present in the lives of the faithful, especially those living on the margins of life.
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