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RonPastLetterOn June 15, 2016, Bishop Ron Stephens sent a pastoral message regarding the devastating shootings in Orlando.  See Pastoral Message to read his letter.            








Orlando RememberedOn June 19, 2016, parishioners of the Holy Innocents parish in Halcottsville, NY rememberd the victoms of the devastating shootings in Orlando.  










IncardinationIncardination of Frs. DeSantis and Moreno Carranza

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the General Assembly, Bishop Francisco Betancourt, FCR, Diocesan Bishop of the Little Portion, assisted by Father Dante Tarantini, FCR, incardinated two priest into CACINA. Father Victor DeSantis (left) now serves the people of God at the parish of St. John of God in Schenectady, New York. Father J. Moreno Carranza (right) comes into CACINA with the parish of the Holy Family located in West St. Paul, Minnesota.  We welcome our new brothers and pray our God grants them many years of service.

green ordination thumb web finalDeacon Anthony Wayne Green was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The ordination was hosted by the First Lutheran Church in Albany, New York. The green first mass 3 webordaining bishop was Bishop Francisco J. Betancourt, FCR, the Diocesan Bishop of the Little Portion Diocese. Bishop Frank was assisted by Father Dante A. Tarantini, Father Michael Theogene, Deacon Lorraine Mitchell and Acolyte Julia Hayden. There were visiting clergy representing the Congregational, Lutheran, Episcopal, Unitarian, United Church of Christ, National Catholic Church of America denominations and various other Independent Catholic Churches. Mrs. Honey Theogene represented the House of Delegates and presented Tony for ordination on behalf of CACINA. Over 150 friends and relatives attended this Spirit filled event. A reception followed the ordination and featured delicious dishes representing both the Italian and Greek cultures. Tony’s husband Perry Junjulas and family members prepared all the delicacies. On Sunday, March 6, 2016, Father Tony offered his First Mass at The St. John of God Mission, which is located at Ellis Medicine, in Schenectady, New York. Residence, staff, family and friends were in attendance. The overflow congregation of 60 raised their voices in thanksgiving, for their new priest. We will all continue to pray for Father Anthony as he serves the people of CACINA.




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