Three Ordained to the Transitional Diaconate

BRIDGEPORT—Last Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Diocese of Bridgeport celebrated joyfully the ordinations of three men to the Transitional Diaconate. Rev. Mr. Peter Adamski, Rev. Mr. Christopher Ford, and Rev. Mr. David Roman were ordained deacons by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in a beautiful Ordination Mass at St. Augustine’s Cathedral.

In the midst of a rainstorm, faithful from across the Diocese crowded into the Cathedral to pray with and for these three men and their friends and family. The atmosphere in the Cathedral was characterized by a deep spirit of joy and thanksgiving for the gift of the Diocese’s three newest deacons.

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In his homily, Bishop Caggiano exhorted the three men to selfless service, saying to them: “To be ordained is to be set apart, because you will be a living sacrifice of service. You will remind us of what we are all called to do, by virtue of our baptism, for we are all called to be holy. You are a sacramental sign of that call.” Indeed, the Bishop told the men that he wanted them to “preach with courage, with boldness. I want you to preach the fullness of the truth.” He even exhorted them, saying: “Never be afraid to be a herald of the Gospel!” As the “living sacrifice of service,” while preaching courageously and boldly, Bishop Caggiano encouraged these three new deacons to “be the living bridge between the table of life and those who are seeking that life! Go where others are afraid to go. Bring God’s love to them.”

Following the Ordination Mass, many of the more than five hundred faithful in attendance gathered at Kolbe Cathedral High School for a light reception next door to celebrate and congratulate the new deacons and their families.

To celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost the following morning, Rev. Mr. Peter Adamski, Rev. Mr. Christopher Ford, and Rev. Mr. David Roman gave their first homilies at their respective parishes in the presence of family, friends, and parishioners.

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