Cardinal Robert W. McElroy will ordain Sean Thomas Embury to the transitional diaconate.
The ordination Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Immaculata Church, 5998 Alcalá Park, on the campus of the University of San Diego. The Mass will be livestreamed through sdcatholic.org.
Ordination to the transitional diaconate marks the last major step on the path to priesthood. During the Mass, the seminarian will promise to lead lives of prayer, celibacy, and obedience to their diocesan bishop.