Diocesan seminarians are plentiful - Catholic Courier

Diocesan seminarians are plentiful

Twenty men are currently preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Rochester. Designated by their home parishes/towns and current assignments, they are:

Fourth year theology

These three men are scheduled to be ordained June 22, 2013:

Deacon Michael Costik, native of St. Matthew Parish, Livonia; attending Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Deacon Peter Mottola, Neptune City, N.J.; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Deacon David Tedesche, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Wayne County; Pontifical North American College, Rome

Third year theology

Matthew Jones, Blessed Sacrament, Elmira; St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore

Peter VanLieshout, St. Matthew, Livonia; Pontifical North American College, Rome

Second year theology

Michael Fowler, Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Tioga County; Blessed Pope John XXIII Seminary, Weston, Mass.

Dominic Marini, Church of the Assumption, Fairport; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Justin Miller, Springville, N.Y.; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Jorge Ramirez Velásquez, Medellin, Colombia; St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore

Daniel Ruiz Sierra, Medellin, Colombia; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Carlos Sánchez Betancur, Medellin, Colombia; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Francis Vivacqua II, Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

First year theology

Anthony Amato, Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Chichester, St. Luke, Livingston County; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Michael Harris, Holy Trinity, Webster; Theological College, Washington, D.C.

Michael Merritt, St. Mary, Canandaigua; St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore

Serving pastoral year

Deacon Sergio Chávez Rodríguez, Bogota, Colombia; serving at Our Lady of Peace, Geneva

Andrew Montanaro, Our Lady of Victory, Rochester; serving at St. Joseph, Penfield

Jainer Erick Viloria Romero, Medellin, Colombia; serving at Peace of Christ, Rochester

Studying English language and local culture

Carlos Alberto Builes Gil, Medellin, Colombia; attending Nazareth College

 

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