Cardinal Dolan to Ordain Six Priests on Saturday


Cardinal Dolan will ordain six men to the priesthood at Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. Five will serve the Archdiocese of New York and one is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal.

The 2019 ordination class includes Father Joseph C. Akunaeziri, 42, a native of Nigeria who studied at the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.; Father John J. Figueroa, 37, who grew up in Good Shepherd parish, Manhattan, and Visitation, the Bronx, and now belongs to Christ the King in Yonkers, and attended St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie; Father Walter J. Genito Jr., 25, of Sacred Heart parish, Suffern, who studied at Theological College in Washington, D.C., the national seminary of The Catholic University of America; Father Roger Kwan, 30, who converted to Catholicism in 2007 while a student at University of California, Berkeley, and attended St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie; Father Gabriel Monahan, C.F.R., 34, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame who entered the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal after a mission with the Missioners of Christ in Comayagua, Honduras; and Father Ryan A. Muldoon, 28, who was raised in St. Aedan’s parish in Pearl River and studied at North American College in Rome.


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