Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio ordained 12 men to the diaconate as a final step before they will be ordained priests next spring. The ordination took place Aug. 31 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn. Auxiliary Bishops Octavio Cisneros, Paul Sanchez and Raymond Chappetto also attended along with priests, deacons, families and friends of the newly-ordained. The new deacons will finish their studies at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y., and serve on weekends in their assigned parishes. The new deacons are Jeremy Canna, Vincenzo Cardilicchia, Jason Espinal, Felix Herrera, Evans Julce, Gregory McIllhenney, Peter Penton, Robert Pierre-Louis, Anthony Rosado and Carlos Velazquez.