Alvarez appeared before Congress in June, alongside other first responders and service members pushing for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.
The New York State Legislature wrapped up the 2019 session in the early morning hours of June 21. The session was among the most active in memory.
Fathers Cody Bobick, Matthew Browne, Ken Grooms, Nelson Marquez, Alexander Turpin and Roger Velasquez celebrated their first Masses on Sunday, June 23.
“I’ve been very happy being a priest, serving God and serving people,” Msgr. Kelly said.
View a gallery of photos from the joyful ordination day.
The gift of your priesthood has providentially emerged from the love and sacrifices you have experienced in your families.
The appointment by Bishop Barres was effective June 1.