Serving God is a tradition in Michael Chirichella’s family — there are five priests in the family and a seminarian. Chirichella’s turn to serve came on May 30 when he was ordained a deacon after five years of study and intense preparation.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will ordain 10 men into the permanent diaconate at a May 29 ceremony at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has three new transitional deacons. The men, who are on their way to becoming priests next year, were ordained at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on July 11.