Bishop Peter Libasci Ordains Two Men to the Transitional Diaconate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2018
BISHOP PETER LIBASCI ORDAINS TWO MEN
TO THE TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE
(MANCHESTER, NH) The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, ordained Rev. Mr. David Wong and Rev. Mr. Adrian Frackowiak to the transitional diaconate at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, May 26.
Bishop Libasci said, “I give thanks to God and to these young men for accepting His loving invitation to take up Christ’s cross and to follow Him. I am grateful, too, to their parents, parish communities, pastors, and all those who have fostered their vocations.
“This is a joyous moment for the Catholic Church in New Hampshire, and I ask all Catholics of our diocese to join me in asking that God bless these young men in a special way as they take the next step on their journey to becoming priests.”
David D. Wong, born August 5, 1965 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is the Son of Mr. and Mrs. Everard and Lim Wong. He grew up in Trinidad and attended Fatima College. In 1985 he came to the United States to study at the University of Pennsylvania and eventually earned a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He practiced law in Massachusetts and is a parishioner of St. Patrick Parish in Nashua. He is entering his fourth year of Theology at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA. He was vested at ordination by Monsignor John McLaughlin, and has a summer assignment at Parish of the Assumption in Dover.
Adrian Frackowiak, born March 11, 1991, is a native of Gniezno Poland and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Artur and Małgorzata Frackowiak. Adrian came to the United States in 2015 to pursue studies to the priesthood at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan where he will be entering his fourth year of Theology. Previously in Poland, he attended secondary school at Zjazdu Gnieźnieńskiego School and seminary at Prymasowskie Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne. He was vested at ordination by Fr. Kazimierz Kocinski, and has a summer assignment at Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin and Holy Family Parish in Gorham.
The Diocese of Manchester currently has 11 men preparing for the priesthood at seminaries in Boston, Providence, and Orchard Lake, Michigan. For more information about vocations to the priesthood and religious life, visit www.CatholicNH.org/Vocations.
(L to R), Rev. Mr. David Wong, Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Rev. Mr. Adrian Frackowiak at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, May 26. (Photo by Jeff Dachowski)
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