Photo:  Bishop Murphy with the diocesan ordinands, from left, Steven Maddaloni, Daniel Rivera and Jiha Lim. 


Bishop William Murphy ordained 16 men, including three from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College on November  7.  Bishop Murphy, with 67 concelebrants, presided at the 9 a.m. Mass, which was followed by a celebratory luncheon.

The Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate is the last major step before each man’s ordination to the priesthood in May and June of 2016.

The newly ordained are:



Diocese of Rockville Centre
Jiha Lim
Steven Maddaloni
Daniel Rivera

Diocese of Brooklyntransit3
Mark Bristol
Ralph Edel
Uririoghene Melchizedik Okrokoto
Ambiorix Osorio
Marcial Thomas

Archdiocese of New York
Christian Amah
Hartley Stockton Bancroft, III
Thomas Colucci
Diego Hernandez
Cruz Alejandro Sanchez
Jean-Pierre Seon
James Sheridan
Jon Tveit