Hundreds gathered Saturday, at the Corpus Christi Cathedral for a special ceremony to ordain 23 men as deacons. Bright and early these men gathered with their family and friends to take part in the ceremony, in which the vows are taken. Our very own news director Richard Longoria was ordained during the ceremony. These are all married men that have gone through an intense 5 year program. But it was not just academic it was also a spiritual journey.

"I'm so proud of them I can bust right now. I am beaming, even though some are my age they are children that are graduating from school. They have done such a good job," said Deacon Michael Mants, Director for the Department Diaconate for Corpus Christi.

Now that they are ordained deacons these men will assist priest and bishops within the diocese of Corpus Christi.