Ordained as Transitional Deacons, Five Are on Track to the Priesthood

Tobechukwu (Toby) Offiah’s journey to the priesthood began as a college student of accounting back home in Nigeria. He took a major step toward that goal Saturday, Nov. 4, when he became a transitional deacon during ordination and Mass at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College in Dunwoodie, Yonkers.

Joy, Sadness Mingle at Final Convocation for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation

Bittersweetness prevailed Saturday, May 13, as bishops, a cardinal, priests, seminarians, and their families assembled for the Class of 2023 convocation at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation. The event honored seven seminarians who are receiving bachelor’s or master’s degrees at upcoming commencement ceremonies.

New York City Regional Bishops Pursue New Path in Priestly Formation

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Bishop Robert Brennan of Brooklyn, and Bishop John Barres of Rockville Centre announced Thursday the launching of new programs at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, to enhance seminary training beginning next fall.

Rockville Centre Welcomes Newly Appointed Bishop

It took longer than expected but the Vatican has appointed the new Bishop of Rockville Centre. Larchmont, N.Y.-native, Bishop John O. Barres, 56, who most recently served as Bishop of Allentown, Pa., succeeds Bishop William Murphy.