Five new clergymen had been ordained on the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
“As priests we must cultivate a shepherd’s heart filled with compassion and empathy,” mentioned Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Boston.
“People will be open to receive the message of the Gospel from priests if we can show them that we care about them. If we are priests of empathy and compassion like Jesus and the Good Samaritan, only then can we be effective messengers of the Good News of the Gospel.”
Those ordained on Saturday morning had been:
Father Paul Born, 31, born in Boston and raised in Stoneham. He graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a level in finance, based on the Archdiocese. He labored in New York City as a monetary analyst at Barclays earlier than getting into St. John Seminary within the class of 2023. He served a diaconal task at St. Mary, Waltham.
Father Jose Ignacio Montero Burgos, 30, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the place he attended colleges, based on the Archdiocese. He is an alumnus of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Brookline. He has been serving his deacon task at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, East Boston.
Father Rodrigo Martinez, 32, born in Metapan in Santa Ana, El Salvador, the place he attended elementary college. He moved to Boston to attend Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan, after which East Boston High School. He graduated from Providence College with a level in philosophy in 2019 after which entered St. John Seminary as a member of the Class of 2023 and served in parishes in Stoughton throughout his deacon 12 months.
Father Peter Schirripa, 30, born in Mountain View, Calif. He graduated from St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., with a level in historical past and secondary schooling, a level he put into apply by instructing at his center college alma mater, Jonas Clarke, Lexington, earlier than getting into St. John Seminary as a member of the Class of 2023. His deacon 12 months was at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Cambridge.
Father Alphonsus Hien Quang Vu, 35, born in Ha Noi, Vietnam, the place he attended native colleges together with faculty at Ha Noi Open University. He is an alumnus of St. John Seminary and has been serving his deacon 12 months at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Winthrop.