Bishop John Barres ordained five men to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Saturday, June 1, at Saint Agnes Cathedral. The new deacons are: Michael George Boldizar; St. Anne, Garden City; Joseph Paul Guglielmo, St. Mary, East Islip; Albert Gerard Matousek, St. Bernard, Levittown; Christopher Paul Quinn; St. Martin of Tours, Bethpage and Ivan Toro, St. Hedwig, Floral Park.
Below is a gallery of photos from the ordination by Cesar Gonzalez.
The deacon candidates line the altar. From left, Michael Boldizar, Joseph Guglielmo, Albert Matousek, Christopher Quinn and Ivan Toro.
Bishop Barres blesses Deacon Quinn's hands.
Bishop Barres blesses Deacon Matousek's hands.
Bishop Barres blesses the hands of Deacon Toro.
The bishop lays his hands on Deacon Guglielmo's head.
The deacons kneel around the altar.
Bishop Barres gives the book of the Gospels to Deacon Boldizar
Bishop Barres presents the Book of the Gospels to Deacon Quinn.
Bishop Barres elevates the Eucharist.
The newly ordained process from the cathedral.