Dominicans in Priestly Fraternity

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Four priests and two permanent deacons of the Diocese of Evansville recently finished a year-long novitiate-formation program and made their professions as Dominicans in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic. The professions do not change their statuses as diocesan priests and permanent deacons of the diocese. Shown in the photo are Father John Pfister, left, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Sullivan and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Jasonville; Father Jack Durchholz, pastor of St. Clement Parish in Boonville; Father Jeff Reed, pastor of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Celestine; Dominican Father Michael Monshau, who serves as Promoter of the of the Priestly Fraternities for the Dominicans’ Chicago Province, who received the professions; Father Jim Koressel, senior priest of the Diocese of Evansville; Deacon Tom Goebel of Corpus Christi Parish in Evansville; and Deacon Tom Kempf of Sts. Mary and John Parish in Evansville. The group elected Father Koressel as Prior of the chapter and Deacon Goebel as Sub-Prior. Father Durchholz and Father Reed will serve as Councilors, and Deacon Kempf will serve as Novice Master to guide future members through the formation process. Deacon John McMullen of Annunciation Parish in Evansville was unable to attend. He will make his profession at a later date.