FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ray Delisle 508-791-5357
Fr. James Mazzone 508-340-5788
December 17, 2015, WORCESTER, MA – The Office for Vocations has announced that on
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00 am
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus will ordain three men to the Order of Deacon, the final step on their journey to the priesthood. The three men to be ordained are Diego Buritica, Wilmar Ramos, and Joseph Rice. The Liturgy will take place at the Cathedral of St. Paul, corner of Chatham and High Streets, Worcester to which the public is invited.
The Ordination Liturgy will be streamed LIVE on the internet and a link is available on the homepage of worcesterdiocese.org. It will also be archived for later viewing from that link.
Mr. Diego Buritica
was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1975. His parish is St. Mary, Shrewsbury. He studied at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Pontifical University), Colombia; Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies in Worcester; studied English at Clark University, and is currently at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. He completed summer assignments at St. Mary Parish, Shrewsbury.
Mr. Wilmar Ramos
was born in 1988 in Puerto Merizalde, Colombia and his home parish is St. John Paul II, Southbridge. He studied at Seminario Mayor Arquidiocesano San Pedro Apostal (Archdiocesan Major Se minary of St. Peter the Apostle) in Cali, Colombia; Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies in Worcester; Clark University; and St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD. He has completed summer Assignments at St. John Paul II Parish, Southbridge and Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Leominster.
Mr. Joseph D. Rice
was born in Worcester in 1967 and his home parish is Our Lady of Providence in Worcester. He graduated from Fitchburg State University, then attended Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA. Mr. Rice is currently studying at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. He has had summer assignments in Rome, Italy (The 'Rome Experience’ program); Sacred Heart, Webster; St. Joseph, Auburn; St. Roch, Oxford and Clinical Pastoral Experience at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester.
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