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The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, today ordained Deacon Robert Kelm to the transitional diaconate. The ordination Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Saginaw. To listen to Bishop Cistone's homily click here.
“More than anything, I am looking forward to sharing my love of scripture with others,” Deacon Kelm said.
Deacon Kelm is assigned to Prince of Peace Parish in Linwood, Mich. He received his priestly formation at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn. and concluded his studies at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.
Prior to becoming a seminarian for the Diocese of Saginaw, Deacon Kelm earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Penn State University and a master of business administration degree from Lewis University. He helped build nuclear power plants, worked with fuel cells and worked in other areas of engineering. As an engineer, he traveled to countries all over the world, including Sweden, Poland, Italy, Japan and India. He has been active in parish life for decades. Deacon Kelm is a native of Erie, Pa.