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Transitional deacon ordained in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON  |  Marc Gustinelli was ordained to the order of deacon for the Diocese of Palm Beach April 2, along with 10 other men from across Florida, most of whom are his classmates at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.

The faithful gathered at St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton to witness the men taking their latest big step toward the priesthood in their dioceses. The other new deacons were ordained for the Archdiocese of Miami and Dioceses of Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Venice. 

Bishop David Toups prays over Marc Gustinelli during the laying on of hands at the diaconate ordination April 2, 2022, at St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton..

Presiding at the Mass was Bishop David Toups of Beaumont, Texas, who as a priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, served until 2020 as rector of the Boynton Beach seminary. Father Alfredo Hernandez, current rector at the seminary, welcomed Bishop Toups back to Florida.

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Photo by: Tom Tracy | St. Vincent de Paul Seminary