Four men were ordained as deacons during a May 25 ordination Mass at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano ordained Deacons Roger DeBell, William Goodman and Jonathan Schott to the permanent diaconate, while Deacon Joseph Martuscello was ordained as a transitional deacon on the path to priesthood.
The newly ordained deacons line up for a photo following the May 25 ordination Mass at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Roger DeBell promises respect and obedience to Bishop Matano and his successors.
William Goodman promises respect and obedience to Bishop Matano and his successors.
Bishop Matano delivers the homily.
Bishop Matano delivers the homily, addressed particularly to the candidates.
Bishop Matano lays his hands on the head of Joseph Martuscello
The four candidates prostrate themselves during the Litany of the Saints.
Deacons present offer the fraternal sign of peace to the newly ordained Deacons Roger DeBell (left) and Joseph Martuscello.
Bishop Matano welcomes the newly ordained deacons to the Order of deacons as they assume their seats among the other deacons.
Deacons Joseph Martuscello and Jonathan Schott help to distribute Holy Communion.
Deacon Jonathan Schott recesses out of the cathedral at the end of Mass.
Family members congratulate the newly ordained deacons following Mass.
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