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17 Men Will Be Ordained as Deacons To Serve in Brooklyn and Queens

John_Bizzoco

Deacon Bizzoco

Gregory Bizzoco, director of religious education at Queen of Peace parish, Kew Gardens, was born in Manhattan.

He is active as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, as a coordinator of sacramental preparations, a lector; participates in the men’s prayer group and discussion group; and is a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at Queen of Peace Church on Sunday, June 9, at 11 a.m.

 

Deacon Cosgrove

Deacon Cosgrove

Robert Cosgrove, of Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, was born in Brooklyn. Married to Arlene, he has three children and three grandchildren. He’s retired from the NYC Transportation Authority.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, belongs to Hope Ministries, visits the homebound, sets up healing ministry Masses and assists the religious education program.

A Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated at Good Shepherd Church on April 21, at 11 a.m.

 

Deacon Cruz

Deacon Cruz

Alberto Cruz, of St. Martin of Tours parish, Bushwick, was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Married to Janet, he has one daughter. He is a technician specialist for Xerox.

He is involved in RCIA, CCD and the parish’s faith formation team. He is also an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Martin de Tours Church on Sunday, May 26, at 9 a.m.

 

Deacon Culajay

Deacon Culajay

Carlos Culajay of St. Jerome parish, Flatbush, was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Married to Rosa, he has four children and 10 grandchildren. He is an automobile mechanic.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector and a member of the pastoral council.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Jerome Church on Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m.

 

Deacon Cullen

Deacon Cullen

William Cullen of St. Saviour parish, Park Slope, was born in Brooklyn. Married to Maureen, he has seven children and 10 grandchildren. He is a retired iron worker with the Department of Education.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, acolyte, lector, music minister and does pastoral care at New York Methodist Hospital where Maureen works.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Saviour Church on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

 

Deacon Luces

Deacon Luces

Fernando Luces of St. Rita parish, Long Island City, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Married to Roxana, he has two children and two grandchildren. He works as an X-ray technician.

He is active in his parish as the Pastoral Council coordinator, RCIA coordinator, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and a lector. He is also a member of the finance council.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Rita Church on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

 

Deacon Mendez

Deacon Mendez

Ruben Mendez, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, Astoria, was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. Married to Consuelo, he has four children and 10 grandchildren. He is retired.

He is active in his parish and is involved in the Movement de Evangelización Familiar with emphasis in marriages, RCIA, Cursillo, Pastoral Hispana and Posadas.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m.

 

Deacon Perez

Deacon Perez

Oscar Perez of St. Matthias parish, Ridgewood, was born in Cuscatlán, El Salvador. Married to Ruth, he has two children. He works as a taxi driver.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, is involved in pre-baptismal program, RCIA and the Hispanic Committee.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Matthias Church on Saturday, May 25, at 5 p.m.

 

Deacon Pinzon

Deacon Pinzon

Jaime Pinzon of St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Married to Elma Nineth, he has two children. He is an architect.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, and in the Charismatic Renewal and the youth group.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Church on Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m.

 

Deacon Pinzon

Deacon Pinzon

Manuel H. Quintana of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph parish, Prospect Heights, was born in Manhattan. Married to Martha, he has two children. He is a players’ representative and a lawyer.

He is active in his parish as the Diocesan Pastoral Council chair and a parish trustee; he is also involved in the adult faith formation program and co-chair of the CCD program.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral on Sunday, May 26.

 

Deacon Pinzon

Deacon Pinzon

Hector Rodrigues, of Corpus Christi parish, Woodside, was born in Lares, Puerto Rico. He is a supervisor in the hospital care investigation unit of the Health and Hospital Corp. in Elmhurst.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, catechist and a member of the Hispanic Pastoral Council.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church on Sunday, May 26, at 11 a.m.

 

Deacon Rosales

Deacon Rosales

Jose Mauricio Rosales, of Our Lady of Cenacle parish, Richmond Hill, was born in San Miguel, El Salvador. Married to Victoria, he has three daughters. He is a maintenance man.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector and works with Cursillo and Jornada Movement.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at Our Lady of Cenacle Church on Sunday, June 2, at 10 a.m.

 

Deacon Ruiz

Deacon Ruiz

Raul Ruiz, of St. Joseph parish, Astoria, was born in Honduras. Married to Maria, he has three children and six grandchildren. He is a retired public accountant.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, Acolyte, Lector, and visits the homebound and hospitals.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Sunday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m.

 

Deacon Salazar

Deacon Salazar

Paulo Salazar of St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, was born in Guayaquil Ecuador. Married to Carola, he has one son. He is a senior technologist and a lab supervisor.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector and a catechist.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Church on Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m.

 

Deacon Salazar

Deacon Salazar

John Solarte, of Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill, was born in Palmira, Colombia. Married to Maria Fernanda, he has one daughter. He works as a housing coordinator.

He is involved in his parish with RCIA, baptismal preparations; is a catechist; and works with married couples. A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at Holy Child Jesus Church on Sunday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m.

 

Deacon Tamayo

Deacon Tamayo

Elkin Tamayo of Immaculate Conception parish, Astoria, was born in Medellin, Colombia. Married to Yadira, he has three children and three grandchildren. He is a truck driver.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, involved in RCIA, baptismal instructions, pastoral council, Hispanic Committee and Knight of Columbus.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be at Immaculate Conception Church on Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m.

 

Deacon Wohlfarth

Deacon Wohlfarth

Eugene Wohlfarth of Sacred Heart parish, Bayside, was born in Flushing. Married to Brenda, he has two children and two grandchildren. He is a network system engineer.

He is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, a lector, with the pre-Cana program and as a Virtus facilitator.

A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m.

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