It was a joyous day for the Diocese of Brooklyn, with 19 men being ordained as new deacons.
Bishop Robert Brennan presided over the sacrament on Saturday, May 27, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
The men, who range in age from 40 to 65, will perform baptisms, witness marriages, and distribute Communion in churches all around Brooklyn and Queens.
At the end of the Mass, Bishop Brennan gave his appreciation to the new deacons and the families who helped them realize their vocation.
Brooklyn will be served by 13 of the new deacons, while the remaining six will serve in Queens.
You can read all about the Deacon Class of 2023 in The Tablet.
The paper introduces you to all the men, showing their different backgrounds and how they have been serving the diocese before their ordination.
Just pick up a copy of the paper to read all about them.