Newly ordained transitional deacon Michael Carter, SSE, foreground, walks beside Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne at Saturday's Mass in the campus Chapel. At left is Rev. Msgr. John McDermott, master of ceremonies, and newly ordained Permanent Deacon for the Diocese Philip J. Lawson.
During a well-attended special 11 a.m. Mass on February 11 in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel on campus, Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne presided at the ordination to the transitional diaconate for Brother Michael Carter ’12 of the Society of Saint Edmund, and to the permanent diaconate for Philip J. Lawson of the Diocese of Burlington. Michael Carter, who is preparing for priestly ordination as a member of the founding religious order of Saint Michael’s College, has been very active in Campus Ministry and teaching since returning from his theology studies at Boston College to live among the resident Edmundite community on campus. A reception in the Dion Family Student Center followed the Mass. Cori Fugere Urban ’81, a reporter for Vermont Catholic Magazine, covered the event and posted this good report on the Diocese’ website.