Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Priests for NY Archdiocese 2010

Father George La Grutta (far right) was ordained last Saturday, May 15, 2010, for the archdiocese of New York by Archbishop Dolan at St. Patrick's cathedral. He is 61.

Mr. La Grutta started studying for the priesthood at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY in 1981 after some time as a pharmacist. He left in his fourth year to work for Medco Health Solutions. Some years later, while praying before the Blessed Sacrament around the feast of Corpus Christi, Mr. La Grutta realized that he had to go back to seminary. He returned in 2008 at the age of 59. And now Mr. La Grutta is Fr. La Grutta!

You can read the full story on Fr. La Grutta (and the rest of the class of 2010) on the second page here (.pdf). Some pictures of the new priests giving first blessings at St. Joseph's seminary here.

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