Linwood, New Jersey   Fall 2006

Fr. Peter DiTomasso, M.SS.CC. Ordained
to the Priesthood, June 24, 2006.

    On Saturday, June 24, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, His Excellency, Edwin O’Brien,  presided at the priestly ordination of Fr. Peter DiTomasso, M.SS.CC. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood, NJ.

Fr. DiTomasso, a Brooklyn, New York native, graduated from St. Francis College in 2000.  He obtained a Master’s Degree in Theology from St. John’s University in New York in 2001, and a Master’s in Divinity from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, PA in 2004.

He entered the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts congregation in 2001 and was perpetually professed in October 2005.  During his Diaconate, Fr. Peter joined the Pastoral Care Team at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill PA.

Fr. Peter DiTomasso, M.SS.CC. receives the chalice and paten from Archbishop O’Brien during the ordination ceremony.


Archbishop O’Brien asks for Fr. Peter’s first blessing as an ordained priest.
Archbishop O’Brien asks for Fr. Peter’s
first blessing as an ordained priest.

   During the ordination ceremony Archbishop O’Brien spoke of the joy of giving one’s life in service to others, assuring Fr. Peter that the Holy Spirit would be with him in that service making it the fulfillment of his priestly life.

The next Day, Sunday, June 25, Fr. Peter celebrated his first Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn New York.  Presently, Fr. Peter is assigned to Villa Pieta in Linwood and assists with pastoral ministry there and at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish.

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