Bishop John Barres ordained two men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on June 20 at St. Agnes Cathedral. The new priests are Fathers Rafal Borowiejski and John Crozier.
Father Borowiejski has been assigned to Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park.
Father Crozier has been assigned to St. Mary, East Islip.
See below for a slideshow of photos from the ordination. Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz
Read Bishop Barres’ remarks from the Ordination Mass here.
Seminarians wear face masks as they sit in a designated area prior to the ordination Mass.
Bishop John Barres addresses Deacons Rafal Borowiejski, right, and John Crozier from the cathedra, the seat of the bishop.
Deacons Rafal Borowiejski, front, and John Crozier lie prostrate as the assembly prays the litany of the saints.
Bishop Barres invokes the Holy Spirit by laying hands on Deacon Borowiejski.
Bishop Barres invokes the Holy Spirit by laying hands on Deacon Crozier.
Newly ordained Fathers Crozier, left, and Borowiejski receive their priestly vestments. Father Crozier was vested by Auxiliary Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski and Father Robert Smith. Father Borowiejski was vested by Fathers Robert Romeo and Jiha Lim.
Father Borowiejski prepares to share a fraternal embrace with Bishop Barres.
Father Crozier is congratulated by Father Michael Duffy.
Bishop Barres elevates the chalice as the new priests join him at the altar.
Fathers Crozier and Borowiejski extend their arms in prayer.
Bishop Zglejszewski greets Father Borowiejski after delivering remarks at the end of Mass.
Bishop Barres delivers his remarks to the new priests and the congregation.
Father Crozier prays as he prepares to distribute Communion for the first time as a priest.
Father Borowiejski gives the Eucharist to a communicant.
Front row, from left, Father Eric Fasano, vicar general, Father Rafal Borowiejski, Bishop John Barres, Father John Crozier, Bishop William Murphy, bishop emeritus, Father Sean Magaldi, vocations director, and Father Edward Sheridan, director of clergy personnel. Back row, retired Auxiliary Bishop John Dunne, Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning, Auxiliary Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski and Auxiliary Bishop-elect Luis Romero Fernandez.