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Three seminarians to be ordained to transitional diaconate

  • 9 May 2021
  • Author: Lorraine
  • Number of views: 4393

We are pleased to announce that three men who are studying for the diocesan priesthood at St. Joseph Seminary will be ordained as transitional deacons this year.

The transitional diaconate is the last phase of formation for a seminarian. As an ordained deacon, he can baptize, witness marriages, preside at funeral services outside of Mass, and preach the homily at Mass.

  • Serge Buissé - Archdiocese of Saint Boniface - August 4, 2021
  • Chad Miciak - Archdiocese of Edmonton - May 17, 2021
  • Tai Le - Diocese of Prince Albert - April 30, 2021


Tai Le, 27, was born in Vietnam and accepted as a Seminarian for the Diocese of Prince Albert in October 2015. Tai has spent the last year on a pastoral internship at St. Theresa Parish, National Shrine of the Little Flower in Wakaw, SK.

Tai will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on the feast of St. Marie of the Incarnation, April 30th, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The ordination will be livestreamed at

Chad Miciak, 39 is from Camrose and has been studying for the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Chad came to study at St. Joseph Seminary in September 2015. Chad completed his Internship last year at St. Theresa’s Parish in Edmonton.

He will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on May 17, 2021.

The ordination will be livestreamed at

Serge Buissé, 27 is from East Selkirk, Manitoba, and is studying for the Archdiocese of St. Boniface.

Serge entered St. Joseph Seminary in September 2014. He is finishing-up his Internship year at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens in Saint Boniface before returning to St. Joseph Seminary this fall. Serge will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on August 4, 2021.

Serge Buissé’s Mass of Ordination, presided by Archbishop Albert LeGatt, will be held at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Alberta time) at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish. To view the celebration online, please go to the Saints-Martrys-Canadiens YouTube channel:
Or visit the diocesan Facebook page at: