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New Capuchin Priests to Serve in Manhattan, White Plains
Courtesy Province of St. Mary of the Capuchin Order/Andrew Skoniecsky
PRIESTS FOREVER—Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., ordains two Capuchin Franciscan Friars at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers. They are, from left, Fathers Ernest Bedard, O.F.M. Cap., and Salvatore Cordaro, O.F.M. Cap.

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., ordained as priests two Capuchin Franciscan Friars June 16 at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers.

Fathers Salvatore Cordaro, O.F.M. Cap., and Ernest Bedard, O.F.M. Cap., recently graduated with master’s degrees from the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College and will serve in the archdiocese.

The newly ordained priests are members of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, Province of St. Mary, headquartered in White Plains, which serves the New York and New England regions.

Father Cordaro, 47, is serving as hospital chaplain at White Plains Hospital and as assistant director in the vocation office in Yonkers for the Province of St. Mary, recruiting young men for the Capuchin Franciscans.

Father Bedard, 34, is serving as a parochial vicar of Good Shepherd parish in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

Additionally, Cardinal O’Malley ordained two transitional deacons at the June 16 Mass: Brother Richard Mattox, O.F.M. Cap. and Brother Michael Ramos, O.F.M. Cap.

Brother Mattox, 43, has been assigned as a deacon of St. Joseph the Worker parish in East Patchogue. Brother Ramos, 56, has been assigned as a deacon at two parishes in south Boston.


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