Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will ordain five men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m.
Father Alessandro Linardi, 35, began his worldly travels in childhood, but the Holy Land captured his heart so profoundly that he gave himself completely to the One Who called him there.
The five men becoming priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn June 30 were ordained transitional deacons during three separate Masses in Rome, Yonkers and Astoria.
Father Joseph Franklin Dutan, 30, believes that it was an extraordinary act of God, in the form of deadly cancer, that finally helped him answer his true calling.
If we were to place one currently active Hispanic priest in every parish with Hispanic ministry, about 1,768 parish communities would not get that privilege.
Father Patrick Dorelus, 41, was born to a devout Catholic family in Haiti.
Hmong-American Catholics came in large numbers to the Cathedral of St. Paul May 26 dressed in native attire to celebrate the first U.S.-born Hmong-American to be ordained a priest.
The rite of ordination bestows upon the new bishop, priest or deacon a special gift of the Holy Spirit, which enables him to exercise a “sacred power” for the service, upbuilding and communion of the Church.
Father Hung Xuan Cao, 36, was born into a peasant farming family in central Vietnam.
Scenes from the ordinations of priests celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at St. Joseph’s Co Cathedral, Prospect Heights, on June 3.