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Congratulations Deacon Cornelius!

posted Nov 18, 2012, 10:45 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Nov 18, 2012, 5:51 PM ]
Deacon Cornelius, Bishop Grosz
Photos of the event are linked here.

This was the first ordination of a Roman Catholic Deacon in Allegany County. On January 26, when Deacon Cornelius is ordained to the priesthood, it will be the first ordination to the priesthood in Allegany County. The day of the Ordination was also the 33rd wedding anniversary of Deacon Cornelius and his wife Sharyl. The next day we celebrated the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Deacon Cornelius’ first Mass as a Deacon was the 5 o’clock mass following the Ordination celebration with Fr. DiMaria. His second was 8am the next morning with Fr. Dennis Mancuso at St. Mary of the Angels in Cuba, New York. He forsees a very busy ministry in Allegany County while he balances his work for the Ordinariate.