2020 Ordination Highlights

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Priestly Ordinations

Diocese of Manchester: June 6

Reverend Ryan Amazeen and Reverend Joshua Livingston: Ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Libasci at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, June 6, 2020. To view a recording of the Ordination Mass click here.

Diocese of Providence: June 6

Reverend Hiep Nguyen: Ordained by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence, Rhode Island on June 6, 2020. To view a recording of the Ordination Mass, click here. Rhode Island Catholic article: Called to Serve God's People

Diocese of Fall River: June 13

Reverend Steven Booth: Ordained by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha on June 13, 2020 for the Diocese of Fall River. Click here to read about the ordination.

Diocese of Rochester: June 13

Reverend Joseph Martuscello: Ordained by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano on June 13, 2020 as the newest priest of the Diocese of Rochester. Click here to read an article in the Catholic Courier about the ordination.

Archdiocese of Boston: August 1

Reverend Daniel Zinger, Reverend Matthew Norwood, Reverend Joseph Hubbard, Reverend Fernando Vivas: Watch a recording of the Mass on CatholicTV. First Mass information: Archdiocese of Boston.

Diocese of Springfield: August 15

Reverend Stanislaus Achu, Reverend Matthew Barone, Reverend Valentine Nworah. Ordained by Archbishop-designate Mitchell T. Rozanski. Click here to read about the ordination.

Oblates of the Virgin Mary: August 15

Rev. Paul M. Kallal, OMV: Ordained by Bishop Carl A. Kemme at St. Mary Parish in Alton, IL.

Diocese of Portland: August 22

Reverend Alexander Boucher: Bishop Robert Deeley Ordains Fr. Alex Boucher to the Priesthood

Diocese of Oakland: September 5

Reverend Benjamin Mac Lingo: Bishop Barber ordained Fr. Benjamin to the Priesthood in Mary’s Garden, on the plaza outside the doors of Santa Maria Church in Orinda, for the Diocese of Oakland, CA.

Diaconate Ordinations

Diocese of Manchester: May 30

Rev. Mr. Joseph Moynahan: Ordained to the Transitional Diaconate by Bishop Libasci at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, May 30, 2020. To watch a recording of the Ordination Mass click here. To read a reflection by Dcn. Joseph, click here.

Diocese of Worcester: June 20

Rev. Mr. John Larochelle: Was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on June 20 at St. Paul Cathedral in Worcester. Click here to read a reflection by Dcn. John.


Diocese of Rochester: August 15

Rev. Mr. Joseph Maurici, and Rev. Mr. Steven Lewis: Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano.

Diocese of Providence: September 26

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Rev. Mr. Doan Nguyen, & Rev. Mr. Dan Mahoney

Saint Anselm Abbey: October 2

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Rev. Br. Francis McCarty by Bishop Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester.

Archdiocese of Boston

Diocese of Kumbakonam

Franciscans of the Primitive Observance

October 24

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Rev. Mr. Fernando Ayala, Rev. Mr. David Campo, Rev. Mr. Robert LeBlanc, Rev. Mr. Steven Restrepo,

Rev. Mr. Alwin Chinnappan (Diocese of Kumbakonam)

Rev. Mr. Valanarasu Newton Williamraj (Diocese of Kumbakonam)

Rev. Br. Francis Godkin, FPO (Franciscans of the Primitive Observance)

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