Deacons David Mark Madjewski, left, and Joshua Reid Wilbur pose with Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso moments after the bishop ordained them to the transitional diaconate on May 13, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury.
The two men took their final step toward the priesthood before completing their academic and theological studies at St. John Seminary in Brighton, Mass.
The principal concelebrants were Dominican Father Steven C. Boguslawski, vicar general and moderator of the curia; Father Christopher M. Ford, episcopal vicar and rector of the basilica; Father James A. Shanley, episcopal vicar and rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford; Father Robert B. Vargo, vicar for clergy; and Father Jeffrey A. Gubbiotti, director of vocations, who presented the candidates to Bishop Macaluso.
Representing St. John’s Seminary was its rector, Msgr. James P. Moroney.
Deacon Madjewski was vested by Father Dariusz Gosciniak and Deacon Wilbur was vested by Deacon John R. Maffeo. (Photo by Aaron Joseph)