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'On the eve of the ordination we participated at a dinner organized by the local alumni of the North American College.' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org

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Last Friday (1/4) we celebrated the Episcopal ordination of Bishop Robert P. Deeley. On the eve of the ordination we participated at a dinner organized by the local alumni of the North American College. In addition to priests from the archdiocese who are graduates from the North American College and visiting alumni from NAC, Bishop Deeley's classmates who were celebrating the 40th anniversary of their priestly ordination were a part of the dinner -- along with Bishop Deeley's family. Many of his relatives from Ireland were also part of the celebration. At the dinner, following NAC traditions, they offered three toasts, one for the Holy Father, one for the United States, and one for the college itself. One of the toasts was offered by Deacon Tom McDonald, one of our own seminarians who is presently enrolled at the North American College, and was home on Christmas break. The other two were offered by Bishop Kennedy and Father David Berberian of Albany.

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