Congratualtion to Adam Patrick Maher
Diocese of Saginaw seminarians Stephen Blaxton and Adam Maher, who currently attend Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, have many things in common. They both come from small towns, worked as restaurants servers, served professionally as teachers and credit their parents with being examples of strong faith. On May 19, they will share another experience in common- both will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Most. Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption.
“When I was 24 years old, I started reading the bible and fell in love with Jesus,” said Adam Maher, who hails from Port Sanilac. “I saw the beauty of God in His son Jesus. If He’s willing to give His life to me, I’m willing to give my life to Him. The diaconate is a call to serve, which I love to do. It’s also a step towards the priesthood, which makes me very excited.”
In the Catholic Church, the transitional diaconate precedes ordination to the priesthood.