May 21 - Mass of Ordination*

May 20, 2010 

(Braintree, MA) … Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley will ordain three men to the priesthood this Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington Street, Boston.  The ordination Mass begins at 9:00 a.m.

Cardinal Seán said, “In this final month of the Year for Priests, as was established by our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, we give thanks for these three men making a commitment to serve the people of God.  Their having responded to our Lord’s call to the priesthood is a gift and a blessing for us all as we live our Catholic faith in and through the Church.” 

CatholicTV® will broadcast the entire Mass live from the Cathedral beginning at 9:00 A.M.  CatholicTV® Director Fr. Robert Reed will be providing commentary during the ordination for viewers.  Please check with your local cable provider for the CatholicTV® channel in your area or go to for more information.  The Ordination Mass will also be rebroadcast on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.  It will be archived at's "Cathedral Events" page. The Transitional Diaconate Mass for these three men is also archived there.

Following are the candidates for ordination. The Pilot, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, has feature profiles of all the candidates in this week’s edition (Friday, May 28th issue).  For more information please visit

Daniel Patrick Moloney
The only son of the three children of Thomas and Patricia (Sweeney) Moloney, Father Daniel P. Moloney was born on Dec. 22, 1971. He was raised in Bexley, Ohio and attended Cassingham Elementary School, there; as well as St. Charles Prep, also in Bexley. He is an alumnus of Yale University and completed he seminary formation at St. John Seminary, Brighton. His home parish is St. Catherine of Siena, Columbus, Ohio. Father Moloney served his diaconal internship at St. Joseph Parish, Needham, and it is at that church where he will celebrate his First Mass and also preach on Sunday, May 23 at 12:30 P.M.

Guy Francis Sciacca
A parishioner of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Melrose, Father Guy F. Sciacca is a son of the late Guy and Bernadette (Kilroy) Sciacca and he has two brothers and three sisters. Born on Jan. 24, 1950, he is a graduate of St. Joseph Elementary School in Medford, the alma mater of Bishop Francis Irwin; and of Christopher Columbus High School, Boston, the alma mater of Bishop John Dooher. He completed his undergraduate studies at North Adams State College, North Adams, Mass. And is an alumnus of Blessed John XXIII Seminary. He has been serving his deacon year at Holy Trinity Parish in Quincy. He will celebrate his First Mass on May 23 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Mary Church, Melrose, with Father Joseph Mazzone of Sacred Heart, Weymouth, serving as homilist.

Gregory Gerard Vozzo
Hailing from the Empire State, Father Vozzo was born Jan. 2, 1973 one of the four sons and two daughters of Philip and Alice (Williams) Vozzo. A son of St. Patrick Parish, Bay Shore, N.Y., he attended both the parish grammar school and local public schools, graduating from Bay Shore High School before heading upstate where he landed in Troy attending Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is one of the two members of this ordination class to complete his seminary studies at St. John, Brighton. During his final years of seminary formation he has served as deacon at the seminary’s parish — St. Columbkille, Brighton. With Father Robert Oliver, BH, of the seminary faculty as homilist, he will celebrate his First Mass at the Brighton church on May 23 at 11:30 A.M.

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