Annual Meeting Brings Local Deacons Together

“This is a ministry that is not done alone; it is done in community with our bishop, our priests and our brother deacons,” Deacon Gonzales said. “This is how we keep the deacon family together.”

New Deacons for Brooklyn and Queens

Our New Deacons

Photos from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s ordination of 19 men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 23.

New Transitional Deacons

Gesson Agenis, who was born in Haiti, and Polish-born Jaroslaw Szeraszewicz and Lukasz Kubiak will be ordained as transitional deacons by Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. As transitional deacons, they will continue their theological training to prepare for ordination to the priesthood.

Eugene J. Cassidy

Eugene J. Cassidy

Eugene J. Cassidy, of Sacred Heart parish, East Glendale, is a native of Queens. He has been married to Ruth for 39 years and they have two daughters. An audio technician and announcer at Radio Maria, he is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, and a lector, and he brings […]

Nickie Colon

Nickie Colon

Nickie Colon, of St. Matthew’s parish, Crown Heights, was born in Manhattan. He has been married to Annette for 19 years and they have two sons. He works at Burken Packaging Co. as an air gun stripping technician. In his parish, he is active in the RCIA, as a lector, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist […]

Emmanuel Coty, Jr.

Emmanuel Coty, Jr., of SS. Joachim and Anne parish, Queens Village, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has been married for 38 years to Marie and they have two daughters and one son. A childcare specialist, he is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, lector, and in altar server formation. […]

Daniel Diaz

Daniel Diaz, of Our Lady of Sorrows parish, Corona, was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He and his wife, Anabel, have been married for 16 years and they have two daughters. He works in maintenance and is active in his parish as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, catechist and as a […]

Dean S. Dobbins

Dean S. Dobbins, of Our Lady of Mercy parish, Forest Hills, is a native of Queens. He has been married to Sandra for 14 years and they have two sons. A director for IT security and an author, he has been active in his parish as a lector, an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and […]

Nery R. Escobar

Nery R. Escobar, of SS. Joachim and Anne parish, Queens Village, was born in Ciudad de Guatemala. He has been married to Nora for 34 years and they have two sons. A maintenance worker, he is involved in his parish in RCIA, baptism preparation and as a lector. A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated […]