Ten new men were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn on Saturday, June 27. The priests were welcomed by Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights.
“You come to us from individual different backgrounds, from different ethnicities and cultures, from different families. You mirror clearly today what is the Diocese of Brooklyn,” said DiMarzio during the ordination homily. “So today we recognize that all of us come with one language, the language of the Holy Spirit.”
The Bishop spoke in four languages – English, Spanish, Italian and Polish – so to thank the family members of the new priests for supporting their call to the priesthood. At the end of the mass, the newly ordained received their assignments, including parishes from Williamsburg and Bedford Stuyvesant to Jackson Heights, Bayside, and more.
The Diocese of Brooklyn, the eighth largest diocese in the United States and the only entirely urban diocese in the nation, serves the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.