On May 21, four men will take the penultimate step toward becoming priests in the Diocese of Trenton. Each with his own story of discernment and formation now awaits ordination as a transitional deacon by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., during a Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. The ordination Mass also will be live streamed at dioceseoftrenton.org

Following their diaconate ordination, the four men will continue their studies and serve parish assignments in the coming year. It is expected that they will be ordained to the sacred priesthood next spring. 

Read each of their biographies from the Trenton Monitor and look for full coverage of the ordination in the Monitor’s June 2 issue: