Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined hundreds more for Mass celebrating the 125th year of St. Joseph’s Seminary & College at Dunwoodie, Yonkers. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, the rector, said the hill-top campus is “merely a branch campus of the one that the Great Teacher founded back in Galilee, two millennia ago.”
Christians together can change the world. That was the message Pope Francis gave Wednesday, June 9, to Catholic leaders and evangelical and pentecostal pastors gathered for this year’s John 17 retreat, encouraging them to continue on a path of unity.
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.
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.
The invitation to discipleship for Father Jose Diaz, 28, came in the form of a letter from a concerned friend during high school.
This year’s Schola Advent and Christmas concerts will raise funds for the cultural and spiritual enrichment programs for seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers throughout the year.
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.
The St. Cecilia Academy, an educational program ran by St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, turned out its first graduates in November.
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.
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.”