Permanent Diaconate Ordination 2023 | Diocese of Buffalo

Permanent Diaconate Ordination 2023

With Gratitude to Almighty God, the Diocese of Buffalo joyfully announces the Ordination of:

  • Kevin Daniel Barron
  • Todd Berton Bowman
  • James Vincent Cantella
  • Martin Eugene Hackford
  • Thomas Dominic Labelle
  • John Emory Phillips
  • John Francis Rhein

to the Sacred Order of Deacon to be conferred through the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Michael William Fisher Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10 a.m. Saint Joseph Cathedral.

Priests are invited to concelebrate; deacons are invited to vest. (Please bring an alb and diocesan vestments.) Family, friends, religious, and all the faithful are welcome! The Ordination will be live-streamed via

The event is finished.


May 20 2023


10:00 am - 11:45 pm


St. Joseph Cathedral
50 Franklin Street, Buffalo