Three Archdiocese of Omaha seminarians are ordained transitional deacons during a 7 p.m. Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Kneeling before the altar are, from left, Will Targy, Brian Hula and Logan Hepp. SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF

Equipping Disciples

Sent out as disciples: three new transitional deacons ready to serve

The Archdiocese of Omaha has been ready to receive its three newly ordained transitional deacons.

Archbishop George J. Lucas has been ready to send them on mission.

And now three newly ordained transitional deacons are ready – like the 72 disciples Jesus sent forth – to seek and care for the poor, the sick and the imprisoned throughout the archdiocese’s 23 counties in northeast Nebraska.

The new transitional deacons are seminarians Will Targy of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, Brian Hula of St. Peter Parish in Omaha and Logan Hepp of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha.

They were ordained May 24 during an evening Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha, before a full congregation that included family, friends, deacons, priests, fellow seminarians and other well-wishers.

“The Lord is sending you,” Archbishop Lucas said in his homily, addressing the three who were about to be ordained.

“We’re ready for you to get going,” the archbishop said. “You are ready,” prepared to assist at Mass and officiate at Baptisms, weddings and burials, to be “a herald of Jesus, the Living Word of the Father” and to bring the peace of Christ to the many people who have not yet encountered Jesus and are in need of His peace.

“The harvest is great,” Archbishop Lucas reminded the three.

 “I need your help. Let’s get going.”

Archbishop George J. Lucas congratulates Deacon Logan Hepp at the ordination.


Brian Hula prays before he is about to be ordained.

Deacon Logan Hepp offers the Precious Blood during Communion.

Deacons Will Targy (front) and Brian Hula are pictured as part of the recessional.



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