Bishop To Ordain Priests Saturday
Catholic Diocese of Rochester Bishop Salvatore Matano will ordain three Deacons as priests in a service at Sacred Heart Cathedral Saturday.
The ceremony begins at 10:30 am for Deacons Michael Fowler, Matthew Jones and Carlos Sanchez. Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark will concelebrate the mass along with many of the Diocese's 160 priests.
The ordination of a fourth Deacon, Daniel Ruiz was postponed, so he could be in Columbia to care for his mother, who, according to Diocesan spokesperson Doug Mangelaro, is gravely ill.
Ruiz will be ordained by the Bishop on his return.
Assignments for the new priests:
- Michael Fowler, a native of Owego, will serve as parochial vicar at St. Agnes Church, Avon; St. Paul of the Cross Church in Honeoye Falls; and St. Rose Church in Lima.
- Matthew Jones, a native of Elmira, will serve as parochial vicar at Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface and St. Mary churches in Rochester
- Carlos Sanchez, a native of Columbia, will serve as parochial vicar at Peace of Christ parish in Rochester
Daniel Ruiz, a native of Columbia, will serve as parochial vicar at St. Benedict parish, Canandaigua, following his ordination at a later date.