Many weeks ago, I received a request from Father Phil Smith of the Vocations Office, on behalf of the Bishop, that we accept Seminarian Kyle Ink for a Summer assignment. This parish has been a great assignment for seminarians and associate pastors for years. Of course, I said "yes"! I have had Summer seminarians at all of my prior parishes. Kyle Ink (soon-to-be-deacon) sent us a letter of introduction, which follows. Thanks in advance for helping to host Kyle. I know he will be a great blessing for us! And I know you will be a great blessing for him! I'm looking forward to more invitations for dinner -- for the both of us -- as a result :)
Have a blessed week!
In cordibus Iesu, Mariae et Iosephus,
Dear Parishioners of St. Wendelin,
Hello, my name is (Deacon) Kyle Ink. I am seminarian in the Diocese of Toledo and I will be ordained a transitional deacon on May 21st. I am the son of Doug and Janet Ink and I am the second of five children. My home parish is New Riegel All Saints, so I am certainly familiar with the town of Fostoria. I have served at the parishes of St. Michael the Archangel in Findlay, the Catholic Community of Sandusky, and St. Joan of Arc in Toledo, as well as my home parish in New Riegel. Some of my hobbies include playing basketball, soccer, hiking, running, fishing, and cooking. I will begin my time at St. Wendelin the week of May 23rd. I cannot express my excitement to meet and serve all of you at St. Wendelin. I feel so honored and blessed to be able to serve as a deacon for this wonderful parish community. I am looking forward to serving along Fr. Poggemeyer as I continue to prepare for my ordination toward the priesthood. I will be serving in the parish throughout the summer so please feel free to introduce yourself as I am looking forward to getting to know you all. Again, I am so excited to meet and serve all the wonderful people at St. Wendelin. Please know that you are in my prayers and please continue to pray for me and all the seminarians in the Diocese of Toledo as we continue to discern the will of God in our lives.
(Deacon) Kyle Ink