Fr. Patrick of Blessed Sacrament Church attended the ordination yesterday at St. John the Baptist Church Paterson. He shared with us that one of the men ordained was an Israeli Jew who converted to Catholicism. Interestingly, Father Patrick also shared that the huge Archdiocese of New York ordained one priest this year.
On a sad note, following the ordination, Father stayed to attend the funeral mass of Sgt. Christian Buenos-Galdos, one of five men killed by a fellow soldier in Iraq.
The Paterson Diocese's seven make up the diocese's largest ordination class since 1978, according to its bishop, Arthur Serratelli. Six are from other countries: three from Poland, one from the Philippines, one from Israel, and one from Colombia.Read the article in its entirety here
"I think it's great," Serratelli said of his new priests' origins. "I've noticed in parishes that people consider American parishes, we have a great influx of Latinos. So there's an even greater need for more Latino priests who speak Spanish."
Please continue to pray for vocations!!