Bishop Loverde to ordain eight men June 6

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Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde will lay his hands on the heads of eight men during a combined ordination ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington June 6 at 11 a.m.

The bishop will ordain Colin Davis to the diaconate. Seven deacons will be ordained to the priesthood including: Dort Bigg, Kevin Dansereau, Joe Farrell, Drew Haissig, Brian McAllister, Rich Miserendino and Noah Morey.

While all are called to serve the Lord through Holy Orders, the men have followed different paths to reach this point. The ordinandi include: a classically trained violinist; physicist; convert to Catholicism who served with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and Iraq; technical writer; former member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets; English literature major; Eagle Scout; and a lay volunteer missionary. The pages that follow provide a glimpse at their backgrounds and some of the influences that have helped them answer the call to the diaconate and priesthood.

Colin Davis

Deacon Dort Bigg

Deacon Kevin Dansereau

Deacon Joseph Farrell

Deacon Drew Haissig

Deacon Brian McAllister

Deacon Rich Miserendino

and Deacon Noah Morey

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