It happened last weekend. Pictured above: Bishop William Murphy and other clergy gather with the new deacons and their wives after the ordination. From left, Msgr. Robert Brennan, diocesan vicar general, Deacon Tom Connolly, director of deacon formation, Michael and Sue Ann Appel, Darrell and Diane Buono, Michael and Lisa Gomes, Bishop Murphy, Auxiliary Bishop John Dunne, Robert and Mary Jean McCarthy, Carlito and Lourdes Roman, Dennis and Theresa Schlosser, and Deacon Jim Murphy, director of deacon personnel.
You can read biographies of the men right here. Pictured below, Deacon Darrell Buono gives his first blessing to his wife, Diane, following the ordination.
Welcome, brothers! Ad multos annos!
Photos: from Long Island Catholic