Bishop Michael Olson lays his hands on Matthew Tatyrek during Tatyrek's ordination Saturday at Holy Family Parish in Vernon.
A priest in a prayerful moment with Bishop Michael Olson in the background during the ordination of Deacon Matthew Tatyrek.
Matthew Tatyrek, right, sits with his brother, Aaron, mother, Luna and his father, Gary at the beginning of the ordination.
Rudy Martinez, of Wichita Falls, leads the Knights of Columbus into the church.
Holy Family Parish in Vernon was nearly full for the ordination of Deacon Matthew Tatyrek.
Deacon Matthew Tatyrek watches as Bishop Michael Olson hugs Tatyrek's mother, Luna, while his brother, Aaron, and father, Gary, look on.
Bishop Michael Olson
Matthew Tatyrek prostrates himself during his ordination at Holy Family Parish in Vernon.
Matthew Tatyrek sits with his parents early in the ordination ceremony.
Matthew Tatyrek's great aunt and uncle, Marie and Herb Cargill of Oklahoma City, watch Matthew's ordination.
Bishop Michael Olson speaks during the ordination of Matthew Tatyrek.
Seminarians at the ordination of Deacon Matthew Tatyrek.
Matthew Tatyrek, left, and his brother, Aaron, talk at the reception with longtime friend T.J. Franks of San Antonio.
Matthew Tatyrek talks with Bishop Michael Olson outside Holy Family Parish in Vernon just minutes before Tatyrek's ordination ceremony began.
Parishioners at Holy Family Parish in Vernon held a grand reception for Matthew Tatyrek after his ordination.
Matthew Tatyrek poses with his family -- mother, Luna, brother Aaron, and father, Gary.
A congratulatory cake at the reception following Matthew Tatyrek's ordination.
Matthew Tatyrek's mother, Luna, talks with T.J. Franks, one of Matthew's longtime friends during the reception.