Seven local seminarians to be ordained deacons

BRIGHTON -- Seven men will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley will preside at the ordination, which will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End.

Six seminarians studying at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton -- Robert James Blaney, Andreas Rafael Davison, Martin George Dzengeleski, Daniel Joseph Kennedy, Jr., Charles Madi Okin and Matthew Joseph Westcott -- as well as a seminarian from Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Christopher Jude Casey, will be ordained.

These men are scheduled to be ordained priests sometime in May.