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3 BISHOP SERRATELLI'S SERMON GIVEN AT THE REDEDICATION MASS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHEDRAL SUSSEX PASSAIC THE AWARD-WINNING NEWSPAPER OF THE R.C. DIOCESE OF PATERSON, N.J. MORRIS JUNE 29, 2017 BISHOP TO ORDAIN 13 MEN; LARGEST CLASS IN U.S. By MICHAEL WOJCIK NEWS EDITOR The Catholic Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellard 16 PATERSON The largest ordination class of any diocese or archdiocese in the entire United States this year will be ordained by Bishop Serratelli on Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Bishop will call 11 transitional deacons of the Paterson Diocese and two Benedictine brothers to the priesthood — a class of 13 ordi-nandi, the largest in the nation in 2017. It will also be the first class to be ordained in the newly renovated cathedral, which was rededicated by the Bishop June 24, on the feast day of St. John the Baptist. During the Rite of Ordination, steeped in the traditions of the early Church, Bishop Serratelli will serve as the main celebrant and homilist. He will ordain the following transitional deacons as priests of the Diocese: Rev. Mr. Michal Dykalski, Rev. Mr. Marcin Kania, Rev. Mr. Marcin Nurek, Rev. Mr. Sylwester Pierzak and Rev. Mr. Michal Rybi Ĕ ski of Poland; Rev. Mr. Javier Bareño, Rev. Mr. Cesar Jaramillo, Rev. Mr. Henry Pinto, and Rev. Mr. Yasid Salas of Colombia; Rev. Mr. Cerilo Javinez of the Philippines; and Rev. Mr. Andrew Burns of Florida. The Bishop will also ordain two Benedictine brothers of St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, as priests of that order: Joseph A. Voltaggio and Demetrius Michael BISHOP TO ORDAIN 13 MEN ON 2 10 RESTORED CATHEDRAL DRAWS RAVE REVIEWS ‘J EWEL O F T HE D IOCESE ’ C ATHEDRAL O PENS I TS D OORS F OR THE F IRST T IME I N S EVEN Y EARS By CECILE PAGLIARULO REPORTER DESCENDANTS ATTEND REDEDICATION 13 MCNULTY 14-15 Viewpoint 16 What To Do 17-20 Classifieds DO NOT DELAY  TIME SENSITIVE NEWS PATERSON Saturday, June 24 was a day of great joy and rejoicing like no other in its 80-year history for the Diocese of Paterson as Bishop Serratelli led the rededication Mass for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist here. The ca-thedral doors opened Saturday for the first time since September 2010, when ceiling tiles and plaster fell in the nave of the cathedral. In his welcoming remarks, the Bishop Serratelli told those assembled, “What a “Our cathedral great day to fill this serves as a vi-magnificent cathedral brant city parish. with so many of our It is a great place faithful. As you know of evangelization our cathedral, 147 years and outreach and we are proud to-old, began to crumble day, proud of the under the weight of all those years. For the last generosity of all our people, our seven years, the whole laity, clergy and Diocese has worked religious.” hard to rebuild, to ren-— Bishop Serratelli ovate and to make this a fitting place for God. We gather to give praise to him for God has given us a beautiful day, a beautiful cathedral, a beautiful Diocese.” The ticket-only event, which filled the cathe-dral to capacity and then some, was also the first event ever live streamed by the Diocese to its website, www.rcdop.org, where it is now archived and available for viewing. More than 1,500 people from around the world watched the live streaming of the Mass Saturday. Msgr. James Mahoney, vicar general of the diocese and moderator of the Curia, led the CATHEDRAL ON 9 BEACON PHOTO | RICH GIGLI

Bishop To Ordain 13 Men; Largest Class In U.S.

Michael Wojcik

PATERSON The largest ordination class of any diocese or archdiocese in the entire United States this year will be ordained by Bishop Serratelli on Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

The Bishop will call 11 transitional deacons of the Paterson Diocese and two Benedictine brothers to the priesthood — a class of 13 ordinandi, the largest in the nation in 2017. It will also be the first class to be ordained in the newly renovated cathedral, which was rededicated by the Bishop June 24, on the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

During the Rite of Ordination, steeped in the traditions of the early Church, Bishop Serratelli will serve as the main celebrant and homilist. He will ordain the following transitional deacons as priests of the Diocese: Rev. Mr. Michal Dykalski, Rev. Mr. Marcin Kania, Rev. Mr. Marcin Nurek, Rev. Mr. Sylwester Pierzak and Rev. Mr. Michal Rybiński of Poland; Rev. Mr. Javier Bareño, Rev. Mr. Cesar Jaramillo, Rev. Mr. Henry Pinto, and Rev. Mr. Yasid Salas of Colombia; Rev. Mr. Cerilo Javinez of the Philippines; and Rev. Mr. Andrew Burns of Florida. The Bishop will also ordain two Benedictine brothers of St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, as priests of that order: Joseph A. Voltaggio and Demetrius Michael Thomas.

Well-wishers — family, friends, priests and religious of the Diocese, members of the parishes where the transitional deacons have served and the faithful of the diocese — are invited to attend the ordination as a sign of encouragement to the newly ordained priests. Following are brief biographies on the 13 men to be ordained:

Rev. Mr. Javier Bareño was born in Santa Rosa del Sur, Bolivar, Colombia, and is the son of Rafael Antonio Bareño and Emma Castillo. His home parish is Our Lady of Pompei, Paterson. He was graduated from the high-school minor seminary, Cristo Sacerdote in Yarumal, Colombia. He earned a degree in philosophy from Cristo Sacerdote and the University Catolica del Norte, Colombia. He had theology studies at the University Catolica de Oriente, Colombia, and English as a Second Language studies at Rutgers University, Newark. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn. and a master’s degree in divinity from Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He served his transitional diaconate year at Our Lady of Pompei, Paterson.

Rev. Mr. Andrew Burns is the son of Peter and Charlotte Burns. His home parish is St. Rose of Lima, East Hanover. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University, and a certificate in philosophy from Seton Hall University, South Orange. He was awarded his Sacred Theology degree from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. His work experience includes patient care technician and unit representative at Overlook Hospital, Summit.

Rev. Mr. Michal Dykalski was born in Poland and is the son of Jacek and Barbara Dykalski of Zdunska Wola, Poland. His home parish is St. Pius X, Montville. He attended the Conventual Franciscan Seminary, Lodz, Poland; Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warszawa, Poland, Theological Institute in Krakow, Poland and Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

Rev. Mr. Cerilo Javinez, born in Palanas, Marbate City, Philippines, is the son of Efren M. and Lucerfida P. Javinez. His home parish is St. Clement Pope & Martyr, Rockaway Township. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Catholic studies from Seton Hall University, South Orange, and a master of divinity degree from Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange, and a master’s degree in systematic theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary.

Rev. Mr. Cesar D. Jaramillo is the son of Julio C. and Luz A. Jaramillo. He was born in Medellin, Colombia. His home parish is St. Anthony of Padua, Passaic. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Catholic studies from Seton Hall University, South Orange, and a baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and his Licentiate in Canon Law from Pontifical Gregorian University.

Rev. Mr. Marcin Kania is the son of the late Jan and late Krystyna Kania. He was born in Dębica, Poland. His parish in the Diocese is Assumption, Morristown, and in Poland: Parafia p.w. Wszystkich Świetych w Straszęcinie. He attended the Seminary of Tarnow in Poland; Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary and Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

Rev. Mr. Marcin Nurek, born in Starogard, Gdanski, Poland, is the son of Andrzej and Helena Nurek. His parish is Sacred Heart, Dover. He attended novitiate and seminary studies in the Pauline’s Order, Krakow, Poland and Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Krakow, Poland where he earned a master’s degree in theology and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology in the Bible. He served during his diaconate year at Sacred Heart and Holy Rosary parishes, Dover.

Rev. Mr. Sylwester Pierzak is the son of Henryk and Marianna Pierzak. Born in Kalisz, Poland, his home parish is St. Lawrence the Martyr, Chester. He attended Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland and Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn., where he earned a master’s degree in dogmatic theology.

Rev. Mr. Henry Mauricio Pinto is the son of Henry Pinto Sanchez of Bogota, Colombia, and Mercedes Aviles Rojas of Guadalupe Huila, Colombia. His home parish is St. Joseph, West Milford. He completed his philosophy studies at Cristo Sacerdote Seminary, Yarumal, Antioquia, Colombia and English as a Second Language at Rutgers University, Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn., and his master of divinity degree there.

Rev. Mr. Michał Rybiński is the son of Krzysztof and Liliana Rybinski and was born in Szczecinek, Poland. His home parish is St. Rose of Lima, East Hanover. He studied for the priesthood at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

Rev. Mr. Yasid Salas is the son of Ramiro Salas of Montelibano, Colombia, and Nancy Restrepo. A native of Colombia, his home parish is St. Brendan/ St. George, Clifton. He studied philosophy at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Colombia and English as a Second Language at Rutgers University, Newark. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Catholic University of the North, Antioquia, Columbia and bachelor’s degree and a master of divinity degree from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn. His diaconate assignment was at St. Brendan/St. George Parish.

Benedictine Brother Demetrius Michael Thomas is the son of Leroy and Louisa Thomas of Hastings, Pa., where he was born. He served as diaconal/ weekend assistant at Our Lady of the Mount, Warren, where he will continue after ordination as a weekend assistant and will also teach at St. Benedict’s Prep, Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies with a minor in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 2008; a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in instructional design and technology from Seton Hall University, South Orange, and a master of divinity degree with a concentration in pastoral care from Seton Hall.

Benedictine Brother Joseph A. Voltaggio is the son of Frank Voltaggio of Parsippany and the late Marilyn Jean Sewar. A native of Orange, his home parish is Notre Dame of Mount Carmel, Cedar Knolls. He studied at Culinary Institute of America an earned his Master of Divinity degree from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, South Orange. His apostolic experience includes serving as guest master at St. Mary’s Abbey Retreat Center, Morristown, and as a hospital chaplain.

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Cathedral Opens Its Doo Rs For The First Time In Seven Years

Cecile Pagliarulo

PATERSON Saturday, June 24 was a day of great joy and rejoicing like no other in its 80-year history for the Diocese of Paterson as Bishop Serratelli led the rededication Mass for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist here. The cathedral doors opened Saturday for the first time since September 2010, when ceiling tiles and plaster fell in the nave of the cathedral.

In his welcoming remarks, the Bishop Serratelli told those assembled, “What a great day to fill this magnificent cathedral with so many of our faithful. As you know our cathedral, 147 years old, began to crumble under the weight of all those years. For the last seven years, the whole Diocese has worked hard to rebuild, to renovate and to make this a fitting place for God. We gather to give praise to him for God has given us a beautiful day, a beautiful cathedral, a beautiful Diocese.”

The ticket-only event, which filled the cathedral to capacity and then some, was also the first event ever live streamed by the Diocese to its website, www.rcdop.org, where it is now archived and available for viewing. More than 1,500 people from around the world watched the live streaming of the Mass Saturday.

Msgr. James Mahoney, vicar general of the diocese and moderator of the Curia, led the handing over the cathedral church to the Bishop, assisted by representatives of the restoration work: Debbie White, parishioner of Notre Dame of Mount Carmel in Cedar Knolls, presented a record of financial sacrifices; Arthur John Sikula, consulting architect, presented architectural drawings; Edward Zucchi, general contractor, presented the notes and minutes complied; Dennis Rodano, diocesan business and facilities project manager, presented a stone from the foundation, and Rebeca Ruiz-Ulloa, diocesan architect, presented a hard hat as a reminder of the hard work of the women and men who contributed to the cathedral restoration. Finally, Msgr. Mahoney presented Bishop Serratelli with symbolic keys to the cathedral.

During the Introductory Rites, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, sent greetings from Pope Francis and said, “At the beginning of this dedication of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, on the solemnity of the nativity of his birth, we have cause for rejoicing. This cathedral filled with beauty possesses an architecture and spirituality which causes us to rejoice just as John the Baptist rejoiced leaping in his mother’s womb at the encounter of Jesus Christ in the womb of the Virgin.”

The Papal Nuncio added, “The work we see is physical and it should find its spiritual counterpart in your hearts. We see the finished product of stone and wood so too your lives should reveal the handy work of God’s grace.”

Before the Liturgy of the Word, the Bishop blessed water and then blessed the congregation and the walls of the cathedral with holy water.

An invitation to prayer followed that was led by the Bishop and the Litany of the Saints was sung by the Diocesan Choir as the congregation knelt. After a prayer of dedication, the Bishop anointed the altar and the walls of the cathedral with Sacred Chrism, assisted by vicars of the Paterson Diocese. Bishop Serratelli then incensed the altar and deacons of the Diocese assisted in the lighting of the altar and the rest of the cathedral as the choir sang, “I am the light.”

Reflecting the rich diversity found in the Paterson Diocese, members of the Church of Paterson dressed in native garb and presented the Offertory gifts to the Bishop.

During the Mass, Bishop Serratelli consecrated the new altar, a rite that formally recognizes that a church building exists as a site for the celebration of the Eucharist as reflected in the processional song, “Go Up to the Altar of God,” which was sung by the Diocesan Choir, directed by Preston Dibble, diocesan director of music.

After Communion, the inauguration of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel took place. A procession, with seminarians, deacons, priests and the faithful of the Paterson Diocese dressed in the native garb of their homelands, were followed by Bishop Serratelli carrying the Blessed Sacrament. At the end of the procession, the Bishop placed the Blessed Sacrament in the new tabernacle.

Near the conclusion of the dedication Mass, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.; Bishop Emeritus Frank J. Rodimer [see text on page 12] and Archbishop Emeritus John J. Myers of Newark offered remarks.

Cardinal McCarrick said, “I see this church as a living church. St. John’s is not just a part of the City of Paterson. It’s the heart of this city.”

Bishop Serratelli was homilist for the Mass, and the text of his homily can be found on page 3.

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