Bishop William Murphy ordained three men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on June 25 at St. Agnes Cathedral. Please pray for these men as they begin their new ministry. The newly ordained are Father Jiha Lim, who has been assigned to St. Mary’s, Manhasset; Father Daniel Rivera, who has been assigned to St Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station and Father Steve Maddaloni, who has been assigned to St. Rosalie’s, Hampton Bays.
Photos from the ordination are courtesy of Gregory A. Shemitz and the Catholic Ministries Appeal of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Priests process into St. Agnes Cathedral at the beginning of the ordination Mass.
Deacon Jiha Lim prays with members of his family.
Bishop William Murphy delivers his homily.
Deacons Jiha Lim, left, Steven Maddaloni, and Daniel Rivera listen as Bishop William Murphy delivers his homily.
Bishop William Murphy addresses Deacons Daniel Rivera, left, Steven Maddaloni, and Jiha Lim.
Deacons Jiha Lim, top, Steven Maddaloni, and Daniel Rivera lie prostrate during the Litany of Supplication.
Bishop William Murphy lays hands on Deacon Jiha Lim.
Father Douglas Arcoleo, pastor of Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport, lays hands on Deacon Steven Maddaloni.
Bishop Murphy reads the ordination prayer.
Father Steven Maddaloni wears his new chasuble after being vested by Msgr. James McNamara, pastor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Point Lookout, and Msgr. Donald Beckmann, pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach.
Father Daniel Rivera bows his head in prayer after being vested in his new chasuble and stole.
Bishop William Murphy uses sacred chrism to anoint the hands of Father Daniel Rivera.
Bishop William Murphy presents a chalice and paten to Father Steven Maddaloni.
Father Daniel Rivera smiles as he exchanges the sign of peace with a fellow priest.
Fathers Jiha Lim, left, Steven Maddaloni and Daniel Rivera pray during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
The new priests pose with Bishop William Murphy and other bishops following the ordination Mass. Bottom row, from left, Auxiliary Bishop Nelson Perez, Fathers Jiha Lim and Steven Maddaloni, Bishop Murphy, Father Daniel Rivera, Auxiliary Bishops Andrzej Zglejszewski and Robert Brennan. Top row, from left, Diocese of Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, retired Auxiliary Bishops John Dunne and Emil Wcela.
Father Steven Maddaloni offers a first blessing to seminarian Matt Prochilo.
Well-wishers line up to receive a blessing from Father Jiha Lim.
Father Daniel Rivera blesses the family of his lifelong friend Rutilio Menjivar, who's holding his eight-month-old son, Dennis.