Ordination ceremonies to be combined this year

Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde called eight men to Holy Orders on Holy Thursday and announced that the Arlington Diocese will have only one combined ordination ceremony June 6 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. There will be no diaconate ordination May 30.

The bishop will ordain one man, Colin Davis, to the diaconate during the combined ceremony. The seven deacons to be ordained to the priesthood June 6 include: Dort Bigg, Kevin Dansereau, Joe Farrell, Drew Haissig, Brian McAllister, Rich Miserendino and Noah Morey.

Rev. Mr. Thomas Gallagher has elected to delay priesthood ordination and will be assigned to a diocesan parish for the summer and for next year, according to Father J.D. Jaffe, diocesan vocations director.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015