Newly ordained Deacon Peter Julia enjoys a meal in Rome with his parents, Mary Jane and Thomas Julia. (Courtesy Archbishop John Vlazny)
Newly ordained Deacon Peter Julia enjoys a meal in Rome with his parents, Mary Jane and Thomas Julia. (Courtesy Archbishop John Vlazny)

Deacon Peter Julia and Deacon Richard LeFaivre of the Archdiocese of Portland were among more than 40 men from the Pontifical North American College to enter the diaconate Sept. 28.

Deacon Julia has returned to Oregon to start a pastoral year assignment at St. James Parish in McMinnville. Deacon LeFaivre will begin advanced theological study at the North American College and is expected to be there for two more years.