Two Transitional Deacons Ordained for Brooklyn Diocese

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, ordained six men as transitional deacons at St. Joseph Seminary in the Dunwoodie section of Yonkers on Nov. 9, including two who are studying to become priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn — Nestor Armando Martinez Barajas and Dragan Pusic.

Ordained Transitional Deacons

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 Jose Diaz

The invitation to discipleship for Father Jose Diaz, 28, came in the form of a letter from a concerned friend during high school.

Deacons from Dunwoodie

Five of the men who will be ordained priests this weekend were ordained transitional deacons at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, where they studied theology. The ordinations were done last November by Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy in the chapel at Dunwoodie.

Seminarians, Religious Encouraged by Pope

Being one of 2,500 people in attendance for evening prayers with Pope Francis at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan, Sept. 24, seminarian Mark Bristol described the experience as intimate.

Seminary Molds Men Into Best Possible Priests

At St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, third-year student Tom Griffin said he finds “a sense of camaraderie here, of belonging, that you’re not in this alone.”

Calm Winds of Change at Seminary in Yonkers

This is the fourth year that seminarians from Brooklyn and Queens will study theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers. For 80 years prior to that, the men had lived at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington. The change is part of a new inter-diocesan program that consolidates resources and opens up opportunities for theological studies to others besides men studying for the priesthood.

Our New Bishops Bring Unique Talents

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, To be called to be a successor of the Apostles is a great honor, but also a great responsibility. During the week of July 5, the two Bishops-elect, James Massa and Witold Mroziewski, and I spent a week on retreat at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie.