Deacon candidates earn distinguished honor

May 3, 2024 at 1:59 p.m.


Several third theology deacon candidates were installed as members of the National Society during an April 14 ceremony in Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, South Orange, where they are studying to serve as deacons for the Diocese. Here, Father Chris Colavito, director of the diocesan diaconate formation program is shown with the honorees from left, Anthony Cullen, St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel; Joseph Sbarra, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown; Gerard Ford, St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton; Jeffrey Miceli, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Moorestown;  Christopher McNicholas, St. Mary Parish, Middletown; Steven Griggs, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Whiting; Chris Ellis, Holy Innocents Parish, Neptune, and John Vitale, St. Gabriel Parish, Marlboro. Courtesy photo


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Several third theology deacon candidates were installed as members of the National Society during an April 14 ceremony in Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, South Orange, where they are studying to serve as deacons for the Diocese. Here, Father Chris Colavito, director of the diocesan diaconate formation program is shown with the honorees from left, Anthony Cullen, St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel; Joseph Sbarra, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown; Gerard Ford, St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton; Jeffrey Miceli, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Moorestown;  Christopher McNicholas, St. Mary Parish, Middletown; Steven Griggs, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Whiting; Chris Ellis, Holy Innocents Parish, Neptune, and John Vitale, St. Gabriel Parish, Marlboro. Courtesy photo

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