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Bishop of Brooklyn announces ‘Year of Vocations’

The Laying On of Hands: By this ritual the ordaining bishop and the other priests invoke the Holy Spirit to come down upon the one to be ordained, giving him a sacred character and setting him apart for the designated ministry. (USCCB)
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From the In My Backyard Desk: Some heartening news out of our diocesan Chrism Mass!

And in the report above, one of those interviewed is the man I’m mentoring in the diaconate program, Thomas Jorge, who will be ordained next month. Kudos and prayers!

Deacon Greg Kandra
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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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