Ordained To Serve -- At the end of the Mass following his diaconate ordination, Rev. Mr. Christopher Pinto gathers for a photo with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.; Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, diocesan vicar general and moderator of the curia, left, and Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, diocesan vicar for clergy and consecrated life and director of seminarians. John Blaine photos
“I’ve been praying for your son for so long,” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., expressed warmly as he greeted Anthony and Rita Pinto May 19 in St. Raphael Church, Hamilton, to the transitional diaconate ordination for their son, Christopher.
“It’s a very emotional day,” Rita Pinto shared, as her husband concurred.
Catholic families and youth from around the state gathered May 20 at Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of fun and fellowship during the 23rd annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally.
The annual event, coordinated by the Dioceses of Trenton, Metuchen, Camden and Paterson, along with the Archdiocese of Newark, drew around 2,000 participants ranging in age from young families to parish youth ministries.
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