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Deacon Connelly appointed director of permanent diaconate formation


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BRAINTREE -- Bishop Peter J. Uglietto, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Boston, announced the appointment of Deacon Christopher Z. Connelly as Director of Permanent Diaconate Formation for the Archdiocese of Boston March 29.

Currently the Academic Dean at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, he begins his new duties immediately and will be assisted by Msgr. William P. Fay, Director of Campus Ministry and Interim Director of the Permanent Diaconate, through the end of May.

"We are grateful for Deacon Connelly's desire to join the Archdiocese in this important role," said Bishop Uglietto. "His many talents, experiences and inspirational example of fidelity to Christ will serve him well as he prepares to undertake the work ahead. We are blessed that he has responded wholeheartedly to the invitation to guide future aspirants and candidates in their vocation discernment."

In accepting the position, Deacon Connelly said, "I became a deacon to walk with others to Christ. My ministry has been focused on leading, joining, encouraging and serving others along the journey to Jesus Christ. I am privileged to continue this journey with the prayers and support of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Uglietto and my fellow deacons. I am grateful for the support and fellowship of Msgr. Fay and I welcome the opportunity to join the archdiocese at this exciting time in the life of the Church."

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