On a warm summer evening in September, on the vigil of Mary's birthday, the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY held a special event called, "Celebrate the Newly Ordained." The newly ordained priests of the Diocese of Rockville Centre (six in total) were honored with a dinner in the beautiful Rose Garden. Before the dinner, Vespers were held in the glorious chapel. Also honored this evening was retired Monsignor Thomas Colgan, who was praised by many, especially Bishop William Murphy who led the Vesper service. Msgr. Colgan was awarded the inaugural Immaculate Conception Medal. He was very grateful.
It was truly a beautiful evening and the rector, Msgr. Richard Henning, along with the Director of Development-Beverly Malone always makes sure everything is just perfect. And so it was....just a few pictures below........Do you recognize anyone you know? Below is newly ordained Fr. David and Fr. Daniel. Also Fr. James is pictured with his mother (3rd picture). Fr. Nick Zientarski, currently the Dean of Seminarians and Professor at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers is in the 4th picture. The newly ordained were given gifts of kneelers as shown. Fr. Tom is shown being very helpful and serving food in the 6th photo. If you look close enough you can see a picture of the rector, Msgr. Henning and Bishop Murphy. The last picture shows the glory of God, ever present if only you have eyes to see.