Jun 03, 2023The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons

The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons

Gary Allman Five-minute read.   Resources
The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

On Saturday, June 37, 2023, Joann Grace (Jody) Carroll and Roberta (Robin) Rusconi were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. Scroll on for all the pictures.

You can watch a recording of the ordinations here. You can also download a copy of the Order of Service.

Please note, you can click or tap on any picture to see a bigger version and start a slideshow of all the pictures.

Getting started

Getting ready — the rehearsal. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
Processional Piper. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

The Presentation

The Presentation. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
The Presentation. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Signing the Declaration

Signing the Declaration — The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Prayers, Gospel & Sermon

Litany for Ordination. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
The sermon. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Examination & Consecration

The Examination. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Vesting

Presentation of Bibles & Welcoming the new Deacons

Presentation of the Bible. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
“Greet your new deacons.” The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
“Greet your new deacons.” The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Holy Communion

First Holy Communion as deacons. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Group Photos

The assembled clergy.T he ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
Bishop Diane with deacons Robin and Jody. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
Saint Luke’s. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
Bishop Kemper School for Ministry staff and students. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
St. Paul’s Lee’s Summit. Image: Gary Allman
St. Paul’s, Kansas City. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
Deacon Jody, family and friends. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman
Deacon Robin, family and friends. The ordination of Joann Grace Carroll and Roberta Rusconi into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on June 3, 2023. Image: Gary Allman

Reception

Gary Allman was the Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri from March 2014 through June 2023.

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