The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has announced the following assignments of the newly-ordained permanent deacons:
• Deacon Robert Byrne to Saint Joseph Parish, Mishawaka.
• Deacon David Elchert to Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Goshen.
• Deacon James Fitzpatrick to Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne.
• Deacon James Fuchs to Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Elkhart.
• Deacon William Gallagher to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Notre Dame.
• Deacon John Hilger to Queen of Angels Parish, Fort Wayne.
• Deacon James Kitchens to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Wayne.
• Deacon Jerome Kohrman to Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, Decatur.
• Deacon Stanley Lemieux to Saint Patrick Parish, Ligonier.
• Deacon Melvin Tardy to Saint Augustine Parish, South Bend.
• Deacon James Tighe to Saint Jude Parish, Fort Wayne.