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Bishop Golka appoints new directors for vocations, diaconate formation


12/17/2021 | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS. On Dec. 8, Bishop James Golka announced that Father Kyle Ingels has been appointed Vocations Director for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, to be assisted by Father Jim Baron. The appointment was effective immediately.

“In recent years, our own Bishop Sheridan served as the Vocations Director. Both Father Ingels and Father Baron have been assisting him, so they have much experience in this ministry,” Bishop Golka said, adding that he “will, of course, be very involved in the work of recruitment and formation for our seminarians.” 

Bishop Golka also announced that Deacon Cliff Donnelly has been appointed Director of Diaconate Formation.

“We have been very blessed to have the efforts of Father Larry Brennan in leading the diaconate candidate formation program. We will forever be grateful for his dedication to this ministry,” Bishop Golka said. “Father Larry will be entering a well-deserved retirement this June and will be returning to St. Louis at the end of the spring semester. With this in mind, and to ensure a good transition, I am moving the responsibility for the formation of our deacon candidates to the Office of the Permanent Diaconate and naming Deacon Cliff Donnelly as our new Director of Diaconate Formation. This change is effective immediately. As Father Larry prepares for retirement, he will continue to have an active role in the formation of our candidates and will be a valued member of the formation teams as we complete this transition.”


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