Dear Fellow Parishioners,
All clergy were sent two notifications by Bishop Libasci which I would like to bring to your attention. You are all very much aware of the vocation situation and the need for more clergy to serve our parishes. The following is a hopeful note for all us.
With praise and thanksgiving to God, Bishop Libasci will ordain two men as transitional deacons, the final step before becoming a priest, on Sat., May 30, at 10am, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph: David Gagnon and Joseph Moynahan.
With praise and thanksgiving to God, Bishop Libasci will ordain two men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Manchester on Sat. June 6th, at 10am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph: Deacon Ryan Amazeen and Deacon Joshua Livingston.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak and safety restrictions, these men – David Gagnon and Joseph Moynahan – and Deacon Ryan Amazeen and Deacon Joshua Livingston – were given the option to, but chose not to, postpone their ordination. They will receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a largely empty Cathedral, with only their parents, and close relatives and friends in attendance. Other family, friends, priests and deacon and other well-wishers will be with them in spirit, as they will be able to watch a livestream of the Mass from the Saint Joseph Cathedral website.
Please include these men in your prayers as their moment of ordination nears. You are all invited to watch the livestream of the Ordination Mass at www.stjosephcathedralnh.org.