Bishop Murphy to Ordain Four Men to Priesthood on June 14, 2014 Print E-mail
BISHOP MURPHY TO ORDAIN FOUR MEN TO THE PRIESTHOOD
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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – June 11, 2014 – On Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, will ordain four men who have been in formation at the Saint Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY and the Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY. This Mass of Ordination will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Agnes and will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station (Cablevision, Channel 29/Verizon FiOS 296).
Mass of Ordination
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Cathedral of Saint Agnes
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
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Deacon Christopher Mirabal, 26
Home parish: Church of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Inwood
Diaconate year: Church of Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station
First Mass: Church of Saint Ladislaus, Hempstead – June 15th at 11:45 a.m.
Born and raised in Inwood, NY, both of Deacon Christopher Mirabal’s parents are from the Dominican Republic. Thanks to the formation of his mother and religious family members and priests, Christopher began to discern his vocation to the priesthood at the age of 14. Divine providence and the need for Hispanic priests brought him to know about the Diocese of Rockville Centre during his third year in Manhattan College, where he studied Philosophy and Religious Studies. He entered the Douglaston Seminary Residence in 2009. After graduating from Manhattan College, he entered the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in 2010. He graduated with an MA in Theology in 2013 and a M. Div. in 2014.
During his time in the major seminary, he served in various parishes, including: Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead; Saint Mary’s Manhasset; Saint Anne’s, Brentwood; and Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station. “I am excited to serve selflessly the communities that form the Diocese of Rockville Centre as a priest with the heart of the Shepherd, Jesus Christ,” said Deacon Mirabal. “My ministerial goal is to be like Christ: bridge communities together into one diverse family, that is, the Church.”
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Mirabal, Christopher [MC2010]
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