Seminarian Richard Rhinehart prostrates himself before the altar during his ordination to the transitional diaconate Sunday, Dec. 17, at St. Peter the Fisherman, Eagle River. Rhinehart, a longtime seasonal resident who started out as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Superior in June. (Photos by Tomasaski Photography)

Rhinehart burns incense during his ordination.

Smiling, Rhinehart offers the Blood of Christ to Pete McConnell, father of Fr. Patrick McConnell, parochial administrator of St. Peter the Fisherman, during the ordination Mass.

Rhinehart reaches out to hug his mother, Patsy Rhinehart, following his ordination to the transitional diaconate. Rhinehart’s father, Robert Rhinehart, is standing by her side.