Diocesan News

On Road to Priesthood

Five Brooklyn seminarians who are studying at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, were instituted as lectors and/or acolytes by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger. Seen above, from left, are Brendon Harfmann, St. Matthias parish, Ridgewood; John Paul Obieri, St. Martin de Porres, Bedford-Stuyvesant; Bishop Scharfenberger; Michael Falce, St. Pancras, Glendale; Edwin Ortiz, St. Mary Star of the Sea-St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway; and Jean P. Jean Louis, Immaculate Conception, Astoria. Harfmann was instituted as a lector; Obieri, Falce and Ortiz were   instituted as acolytes, and Jean Louis was instituted to both. Below, Harfmann and Jean Louis kneel before Bishop Scharfenberger during the ceremony.