Diaconate Ordination

Pray for the Class of 2020

Steve & Tracy Czarnecki from Christ the King Snyder

Steve & Ann Marie Gajewski from St. Mary, Swormville

Howard & Lee Morgan from Immaculate Conception, Ransomville

Christopher & Caroline Privitera from St. Vincent DePaul, Niagara Falls

Walter & Wendy Samick from St. Joseph’s, Gowanda

Thomas & Marie Sutton from St. Stephen, Grand Island


Please join us to celebrate our six new men entering the Diaconate along with our four Transitional deacons and two men to the priesthood.

Because of the combined rites, we might err on the side of simplicity, emphasize the unity of the Orders, the call to service at the core of each (priests and bishops do not “graduate” from diaconate) and the unified rites as a truly ecclesial celebration, more about Church than the candidates themselves. “ – Bishop Ed Scharfenberger 

  • When: September 19, 2020
  • Where: Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna
  • Time: 9:30 am