That was the happy e-mail message I received this morning from a newly ordained deacon across the river.

The Archdiocese of New York welcomed 13 new deacons yesterday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. They include — among others — a realtor, an air conditioning and heating contractor, a couple teachers or retired teachers, a retired cop and even the assistant chief of detectives and counterterrorism with the Port Authority Police Department.

You can read about them here. If someone can send me more info, and pictures, I’m happy to post ’em.

Congratulations, brothers.

And, as always: Ad multos annos!

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