As has been the tradition for many years each November, deacons from the Diocese gathered for a Memorial Mass to pray for their brothers who have gone home to God. Also remembered were wives and children of deacons who have died.
This year's Mass was celebrated Nov. 11 in St. Dominic Church, Brick. Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, episcopal vicar for clergy and consecrated life was principal celebrant of the Mass. Concelebrants were St. Dominic pastor, Msgr. James Brady and parochial vicar Father Michael Gentile. A poignant part of the Mass was when the names of all the deceased deacons were called. As each name was called, a family member or fellow deacon placed a flower in the vases that were set up in the sanctuary.[[In-content Ad]]
More to come. Check back to see story and photos from the Nov. 11 Memorial Mass.