Archdiocese of New York: May 2010 Archives

The archbishop met with the newly ordained today made gave them their new assignments as priests of the Archdiocese of New York:

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Fr. James Ferreira: St. Teresa, Staten Island

Fr. George LaGrutta: St. Mary, Port Jervis

Fr. Steven Markantonis: St. Philip Neri, Bronx

Fr. Fredy Patino: St. Peter, Haverstraw

Fr. Tom Roslak: St. Augustine, New City

Fr. Enrique Salvo: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Washington Heights

                              Fr. Daniel Tuite: St. Patrick, Yorktown Heights

Tom Roslak with his Mom May 16 2010.jpgToday was a glorious day! Besides the picture perfect day it was a perfect day to celebrate Mass for the first time by the recently ordained.  A few seminarians and I had the privilege to be a part of the "First Mass festivities" of Father Thomas A. Roslak at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Staten Island, NY.

The new priest did a very good job celebrating the Mass, leading others in prayer: he'll be a great priest.

Father Thomas' family and friends came to pray and to spend time with each other on this special day. Twelve priests from the archdiocese assisted 
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at Mass. The host pastor, Father Robert Aufieri was a most gracious and delightful host to all of us.

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Fathers Aufieri & Roslak PAZ, Kareem Smith Robert Rodriquez and Richard Mirano

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Father Daniel Tuite with some friends.

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Saint Patrick's Cathedral was the setting of a beautiful Mass with the Rites of Ordination to the Priesthood for 10 men.

The cathedral was packed with people from the humble to the "great" to ask the Holy Spirit to come down upon the ordinandi making them priests.

New priests giving their blessings at Saint Joseph's Seminary.

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The Reverend Father Thomas A. Roslak

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The Reverend Father James H. Ferreira

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The Reverend Father Fredy O. Patino Montoya

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Father Charles-Benoit Reche, CFR

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Eugene with Father Luke Sweeney and
the new ordained The Reverend Father George La Grutta
TM Dolan arms without galero.jpgNew priests will be ordained for the Archdiocese of New York and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, these are their stories... Our New Priests (CNY article).pdf

The 7 diocesan men and the 3 from the CFRs will be ordained on May 15, 2010 by Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan at Saint Patrick's Cathedral at 9 a.m.

See! A wise and faithful virgin standing there with a lamp alight, ready now to meet her Bridegroom, coming soon with pow'r and might. Cath'rine, filled with loving fervor served the Church both night and day: As she taught us, make us faithful to the suff'ring Christ our Way.

St Catherine statue.jpgThe other day I mentioned the 4th annual Mass and award for healthcare professionals who treat the sick and the dying with dignity at Saint Catherine of Siena Priory & Church (East 68th St, NYC) suggesting prayerful solidarity and physical presence, if possible. I had hoped to go myself, but too many things to do at the seminary in the final week of classes prevented me.

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, were honored at the event. The archbishop was the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass and was joined by a variety of Dominicans, including Father Dominic Izzo, prior provincial of the Province of St Joseph, Father Brian Mulcahy, Izzo's vicar provincial, and Father Jordan Kelly, curate, Director of Liturgy and hospital chaplain at St Catherine Church and Priory.

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Brother Ignatius was particularly honored by the Dominicans for his work in founding the  Dominican Friars Healthcare Ministry of New York; he is leaving his work as the Director of the DFHM to assume a position as the Dean of the Nursing School at Aquinas College, Nashville, TN. 

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Thanks to one of the Dominican friars, Father Carlos Quijano who took some photos and graciously sent them to me are now shared here.

May Saint Dominic, Saint Catherine and Blessed James Salamone richly bless both the archbishop and Brother Ignatius, especially as Brother transitions to a new ministry for the Order of Friars Preachers and the Church.

Watch an informative video clip, Taking Healthcare's temp.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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