Twenty-one men will be ordained permanent deacons by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
All the faithful are invited to attend the ordination Mass and to pray for the men as they become ordained clergy in the archdiocese.
Learn more about the diaconate program in the archdiocese here.
Michael J. Bell is a member of Our Lady of Calvary Parish, Philadelphia, where he resides with his wife Amy and their three children, Rachel, Madeline and Emily. Dr. Bell received his Bachelor of Arts degree as well as his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Temple University. He is a teacher at Roman Catholic High School for Boys, Philadelphia.
Manuel A. Beltran is a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia, where he resides with his wife Becky Espanol. They have three children, Hazel, Emmanuel and Ferdinand. He graduated from DRA Maria Cadilla High School in 1980. Manuel is employed as a lead person with U-Haul Falls Manufacturing Company.
Andres A. Carrillo is a member of Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia where he resides with his wife of 32 years, Danesa. They have three children, Denise, Andres and Dalisha. Andres attended Manuel A. Perez Elementary School and Juan Ramon Jimenez Middle School in Puerto Rico.
Cristobal Chavac is a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Philadelphia where he resides with his wife Maria. They have five children, Berta, Edgar, Angelica Estrada, Silvia and Claudia. Cris attended Escuela Nacional Justo Rufino Barrios and Instituto Basico in Guatemala. Cris is a pizza-maker at Joe’s Pizzeria in Philadelphia.
B. Stephen Currie is a member of Corpus Christi Parish in Lansdale where he resides with his wife Kathleen and their children Lindsay and Anne. Steve graduated from the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He is an executive consultant with IBM.
Robert H. Hall is a member of St. Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia, where he resides with his wife, Carole. They have two children, Mary Tomson and Christine Regan. Robert graduated from Temple University College of Music with a bachelor’s in music. Dr. Hall holds a doctorate degree in medicine from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with residency in psychiatry in 1997. He is consultant to several agencies including St. Francis-St. Joseph and St. Vincent Homes for Children.
Francisco Henriquez is a member of St. Agnes Parish in West Chester where he resides with his wife Eva. They have three children, Jose, Ibis, and Luis. Frank holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s in science from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is a chemist with GlaxoSmithKline.
Edward T. Hinson is a member of St. Eleanor Parish and resides in Collegeville. Ed received an AAS/ADN in registered nursing from Montgomery County Community College. He received a BSN, a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice/psychology and a master’s in theology (Biblical) degree from Harris University in Brandon, Fla. He is a retired United States Army Veteran (101st Airborne Division Combat Medic and 28th Infantry Division) and an East Vincent Township, Chester County, retired police officer.
David J. Kolesky is a member of St. Mary Parish, Schwenksville, where he resides with his wife Jan. They have two children, Carisa Koziol and David. David graduated from Kings College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is a nursing home administrator and is employed by Langhorne Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Mark J. Kuhn is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Southampton where he resides with his wife Suzanne. They have four children, Elizabeth K. Spiegler, Timothy, Emily and Alexander. Mark attended Holy Family University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. He is a business development manager and is employed by Kingsbury Inc.
William G. Kussmaul III is a member of Nativity B.V.M. Parish in Media where he resides with his wife Linda Marie. They have four children, Mary Felton, Susannah Chamie, Jonathan and Matthew. Dr. Kussmaul graduated from Yale College in New Haven, Conn., with a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (M.D.). He is a physician specializing in cardiology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and is director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Paul A. Logan is a member of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish in North Wales where he resides with his wife Susan. They have three children, Caitlin, Andrew and Ryan. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo, School of Law. He is an attorney with Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo P.C. and Drexel University professor in the College of Engineering.
Gregory J. Maskarinec is a member of Mother of Divine Providence Parish in King of Prussia where he resides with his wife Maureen. They have two sons, Daniel and Matthew. Gregory is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and Drexel University where he earned a master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.A. in religious studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Gregory is an engineer at Vencore Inc.
Joseph P. McGonigal is a member of St. Dorothy Parish in Drexel Hill where he resides with his wife Kathie and children, Paul and Colleen. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in policy analysis at De Sales University. He is a business analyst at State Farm Insurance.
Gerard J. McPhillips is a member of St. Bartholomew Parish in Philadelphia where he resides with his wife, Patricia. They have five children, Mary Lapham, Peter, Paul, Ann Albrecht and Bridget. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University. He is a police sergeant with the City of Philadelphia Police Department.
Olindo Mennilli is a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting as well as Villanova University Law School (Juris Doctor). He is the business administrator at St. Rita’s Shrine and Parish.
John J. Mischler is a member of St. Alphonsus Parish, Maple Glen, where he resides with his wife Sherry and three children, Nicole, Hannah and Brian. John is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he holds a B.S. in administrative management. He started his company MedAlliance Inc.
James O’Neill is a member of St. Christopher Parish in Philadelphia where he resides with his wife Mary. They have two children, Jude and Katherine. Jim attended St. Joseph’s University and is director of sales at Mitsubishi Papers Europe.
Victor M. Pomales is a member of St. Helena Parish in Philadelphia where he resides with his wife Aurora. They have four children, Jeannine Days, Victor Jr., Ricardo and Aurora. Victor is a graduate of La Salle University and Temple University. He holds a master’s degree in social work. He is a social worker/counselor/medical interpreter for a psychiatric state hospital.
Samuel Ortiz is a member of St. Laurence Parish in Upper Darby where he resides with his wife Hilda and their four children, Karen, Nury, Samuel, Jr. and Daniel. Samuel is a graduate of Escuela Rural Mixta in Guatavita, Columbia, and received his GED from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education. He is a backhoe operator for StoneMor Partners.
John P. Teson is a member of Our Lady of Calvary Parish in Philadelphia where he resides with his wife Juliane and two children, Joshua and Rachel. John is a graduate of Johnson School of Technology with an associate’s degree in specialized technology tool and dye making and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Holy Family University. He is an estimator with Sandmeyer Steel Company.