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Three new priests for Boston


Newly ordained priests Fathers Guy F. Sciacca, Daniel P. Moloney and Gregory G. Vozzo are pictured with Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley following their ordination Mass May 22 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Pilot photo/Gregory L. Tracy

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SOUTH END -- On the eve of Pentecost, May 22, three men, Daniel Patrick Moloney, Guy Francis Sciacca, and Gregory Gerard Vozzo, were ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

“You men will celebrate your first Mass on the birthday of the Church,” Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley told the candidates. “There will be three new candles on the cake.”

The three men -- two from St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, and one from Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston -- might all have come from very different backgrounds, but all of them “answered the call full of generosity,” the cardinal said, adding a special word of praise for their families “for having nurtured these vocations through your prayers and your witness.”

When Gregory Vozzo discerned he was called to the priesthood, there was one person who was not surprised: his identical twin brother, Paul.

“I can’t tell you exactly when, but I always knew God was calling him,” Paul said. “Today reminds me of when I got married, but it’s beyond that. I just have a deep happiness knowing that he has found his place in life and that this completes him.”

For Daniel Moloney, originally from Ohio, the priesthood is almost a family tradition, according to Maureen Sweeney, his first cousin.

“We always prayed that any of our cousins would discern a call to the priesthood,” she said, noting that “Father Dan” has an uncle and a grand-uncle who are priests.

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