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Holy Hour for Vocations to be Celebrated on Eve of Ordination

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The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate a Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood for Rev. Mr. Brendan Buckler, Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral In Raleigh. Deacon Buckler, the son of Michael and Carol, graduated from Towson State University in Maryland in 2001. He entered the Diocesan formation program in 2003, completing a pastoral internship year at St. Thomas More Parish in Chapel Hill. In 2004, he attended seminary at Theological College in Washington, completing Philosophy studies. He reentered the formation program in 2007, completing his studies for the Priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.

Last June, he was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate before returning for his final year at St. Charles. Bishop Burbidge has announced that upon ordination to the Priesthood, Deacon Buckler will be assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest.

On Friday evening, June 3, Bishop Burbidge will preside at a Holy Hour for Vocations on the eve of the ordination. The Holy Hour will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. The faithful are invited to attend the Holy Hour and Deacon Buckler’s Priesthood Ordination.

An interview with Deacon Buckler is featured on the current edition of Catholic Perspective and Catholic Weekly. The interview segment is posted below.