Thirteen Ordained to Transitional Diaconate

It was standing room only, on Saturday, April 16, in St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton as Bishop John Noonan from the Diocese of Orlando celebrated with more than 1000 family members, friends, clergy and seminarians the ordination of thirteen seminarians to the Transitional Diaconate.  As newly ordained transitional deacons, these men will be assigned to local parishes where they will exercise their ministry as deacons on weekends during their final year of formation.  Among other duties, they will be able to preach, perform baptisms, and witness marriages, as well as preside over wakes and funerals. Congratulations and prayers for the ordinands:


Archdiocese of Miami

  • Rev. Mr. Oswaldo Edilson Agudelo
  • Rev. Mr. Gary Santiago De Los Santos
  • Rev. Mr. Luis Alberto Flores Jr.
  • Rev. Mr. Luis Manuel Pavon
  • Rev. Mr. Alexander Eduardo Rivera
  • Rev. Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar

Diocese of Orlando

  • Rev. Mr. Edwin Neftali Cardona Villatoro
  • Rev. Mr. Juan Manuel Osorno

Diocese of Palm Beach

  • Rev. Mr. Martin Lauzerne Dunne III
  • Rev. Mr. Mark David Luttio
  • Rev. Mr. Wisman Simeon

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

  • Rev. Mr. Luke William Farabaugh 

Diocese of St. Petersburg

  • Rev. Mr. Elixavier Castro Cruz

For additional pictures from the Diaconate Ordination, please click here.

Category Tag(s): Seminary Life Ordinations