Diaconate Ordination, Cathedral Basilica| May 19

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain three transitional deacons during a Diaconate Ordination on Sunday, May 19, at noon, which will take place in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The three men who will be ordained as transitional deacons — Mike Bollinger, Giovanni Cuzziol, and Raymond Walsh — are current seminarians who will each spend the next year serving an archdiocesan parish, performing charitable works, proclaiming God’s Word, and assisting in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. This will culminate in their ordinations to the priesthood one year from now.

Everyone is welcome to join the ordination mass and offer prayers for the newly ordained men before they begin their service in parishes across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, or Union counties.

The ordination will be livestreamed on the Archdiocese’s YouTube and Facebook pages as well as the Cathedral Basilica’s YouTube and Facebook pages.