Created 2-Nov-12
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About 1,000 friends and family members attended the ordination of 12 men to the permanent diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on June 4. Archbishop Henry J. Mansell was the ordaining prelate. Archbishop Emeritus Daniel A. Cronin, Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza concelebrated the Mass, as did dozens of priests. (Photos by Jack Sheedy)
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell addresses the candidates as Deacon Robert Pallotti looks on.The elect prostrate themselves before the altar as cantor Sarah Gedicks leads the assembly in a litany of the supplications.Archbishop Mansell kneels as the elect prostrate themselves during the singing of the litany of the supplications.After the laying on of hands, Archbishop Mansell reads the Prayer of Ordination.Family members and friends come forward after the ordination to present the garments of the Order of Deacon, the stole and dalmatic.After the laying on of hands, Archbishop Mansell reads the Prayer of Ordination.The newly ordained deacons are vested with the stole and dalmatic by priests they have worked with.Family members or friends come forward after the ordination to present the garments of the Order of Deacon, the stole and dalmatic.The newly ordained deacons are vested with the stole and dalmatic by priests they have worked with.

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