Bishop to New Priests: ‘You Will Bring Others to Christ’

Five priests were ordained by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on Saturday, June 30, at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.  Four were ordained to serve the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens while a fifth will minister here temporarily as he awaits return to his home diocese in Vietnam.

Congrats, Father Szymon!

Dear Editor:

Congratulations to newly-ordained, Father Szymon! St. Anselm has been lucky to have him serving there as deacon!

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

Ten New Priests Will Serve Diocese

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens can truly rejoice with this year’s ordination class of 10 young men. The members of this class come from five continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. They are representatives of the world that we know and were ordained on the day before Pentecost when we are reminded of the true gift of the Holy Spirit – not so much in the ability to speak different languages, but rather to understand them in one common language which is the love of God.

Ordinations to the Priesthood 2017

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will ordain 10 men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, on Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m.

Ten New Priests (with slideshow)

Bishop DiMarzio ordained the 10 men on Saturday, June 4, in a two-and-a-half-hour ceremony at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights. The new priests are Fathers Gesson Agenis, Yvon-Hector Aurelien, Victor Manuel Bolaños, Mark Charlton Mendelsohn Bristol, Ralph Edel, Lukasz Kubiak, Uririoghene Melchizedek John-Baptist Okrokoto, Ambiorix D’Jesus Osorio Torres, Jaroslaw Szeraszewicz, and Marcial Thomas.

New Priests Understand Role of Service

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This week’s column gives me an opportunity to reflect on the Ordination of ten priests for service to the faithful of the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, held on June 4 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. Every Ordination takes on its own particular character, perhaps because of the differences of those being Ordained

Bishop DiMarzio Will Ordain Ten New Priests

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will ordain 10 men to the priesthood to serve the Church in Brooklyn and Queens. The ordination rites will take place at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m.

Father Gesson Agenis

Diverse cultures, languages and people are what drew Haitian-born Father Gesson Agenis, 37, to be a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Father Yvon Aurelien

Father Yvon Hector Aurelien felt called to be a priest since he was 14 years old. After a long path, he can become what God intended: a priest who is there for His people.