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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Location: Christ the King Church - Little Rock
Contact: Maria Izquierdo-Roque
Phone: (501) 664-0340
This ordination is open only to family and a limited number of close friends to safeguard against COVID-19. But it will be livestreamed on the Arkansas Catholic Facebook page and the diocesan YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 for all to watch live online. A holy hour for Deacon Joseph Friend and Deacon Daniel Velasco will precede the diaconate ordination Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor. For more information, contact the Vocations and Seminarians Office at (501) 664-0340. These men were scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in May, but their ordinations were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.