FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2013
Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano Will Ordain 17 Men to the Diaconate
Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano, Vicar General of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will ordain 17 men to the diaconate for the Diocese of Brooklyn at a Mass at Our Lady of Angels, 7320 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m.
They recently completed theological studies in preparation for ordination and will serve the Church at parishes in Brooklyn and Queens.
“I am profoundly grateful to the 17 men who will be ordained on Saturday,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. “Their generosity and that of their wives and children is a wonderful expression of the vitality and new life present in our diocese. I wish I had the opportunity to be there with you, but I was called to Rome to meetings.”
The deacons come from various backgrounds. Most are from Brooklyn and Queens, but almost a dozen are foreign-born, reflecting the diversity of the “Diocese of Immigrants.” Their countries include Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Puerto Rico.