Bishop DiMarzio ordains Friar Nicholas Spano, OFM Conv. (Director of San Damiano Mission) to the Transitional Diaconate. Pictured far left – Br. Michael Duffy, OFM Conv., behind Friar Nicholas – Fr. Raphael Zwolenkiewicz, OFM Conv (Assistant Director of San Damiano Mission), and far right – the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province).
Friar Nick vested by Friar (Deacon) Nader Ata, OFM Conv.
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at San Damiano Mission (Brooklyn, NY), a ministry of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Friar Nicholas Spano, OFM Conv., Director of San Damiano Mission, was Ordained a Transitional Deacon by the Bishop of Brooklyn, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio. Friar Nick was supported by many of the friars of our province, his family, friends and a large assembly of the people he serves. One of the friars in attendance created a Facebook Video Photo Montage of the event. Please keep Friar Nicholas, and his ministry, in your continued prayers.
The 3 Nicholas-es (Friar Deacon Nicholas Spano, OFM Conv., Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Fr. Nicholas Rokitka, OFM Conv.) represent the 3 levels of Holy Orders: Diaconate, Presbyterate, Episcopate.