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Three men to be ordained priests June 30
archived from: 2012-06-25
by: William Hill

10 a.m. Mass set for St. Paul Cathedral

Bishop David Zubik will ordain three men to the priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburghís Oakland neighborhood. The men to be ordained are Deacons Kevin Fazio, Frederick Gruber and Michael Sedor.

Deacon Fazio, 40, of Mars, is a member of St. Kilian Parish. He graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1994 with a bachelorís degree in English, and later obtained a masterís in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed the pre-theology program at Duquesne University/St. Paul Seminary in May 2008 and four years at St. Vincent Seminary.

Deacon Gruber, 28, is a member of St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelorís degree in philosophy from Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., Duquesne University/St. Paul Seminary and is in his fourth year at North American College in Rome.

Deacon Sedor, 29, is a member of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 with a bachelorís degree in physics, Duquesne University/St. Paul Seminary and is in his fourth year at North American College.

The ordination ceremony is to be televised live on the Christian Associates of Southwestern Pennsylvania channel, Channel 95, on the Comcast cable system in the city of Pittsburgh, and the Mass is open to the public.

Deacon Fazio, the son of Donald and Bernadette Fazio, has two sisters, Jennifer and Nadine. He attended Poff Elementary School in Gibsonia before graduating from Hampton High School in Allison Park.

In fall 2006, Deacon Fazio was accepted into the priestly formation program and began studies at St. Paul Seminary and Duquesne University. He entered St. Vincent Seminary in fall 2008.

Deacon Fazio was assigned for a summer 2009 pastoral experience at St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon, and returned there in 2010.

On June 11, 2011, he was ordained a deacon at St. Paul Cathedral by Bishop Zubik. He was assigned to St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills for a deacon parish assignment in summer 2011.

Following the ordination, Father Fazio plans to celebrate two Masses of Thanksgiving, first at St. Kilian at 12:15 p.m. July 1, then at St. Maurice at 5 p.m. July 7.

Deacon Gruber, the son of Thomas and Mildred Gruber, has 10 brothers, Thomas, Mark, Timothy, Joseph, Jonathan, Peter, Lawrence, Danny, Jacob and Tony, and three sisters, Anna Catherine, Emily and Maria. He attended St. Sylvester School before graduating from Baldwin High School.

In fall 2006, Deacon Gruber was accepted into the priestly formation program and began studies at St. Paul Seminary and Duquesne University. He graduated from Duquesne University in May 2008 with a masterís in philosophy, and was accepted at the Pontifical North American College in fall 2008.

Deacon Gruber served a summer 2009 pastoral experience at St. Louise de Marillac and returned there in 2010 and 2011.

On Oct. 6, 2011, he was ordained a deacon at St. Peter Basilica in Rome. He will celebrate his first Mass as a priest at 2 p.m. July 1 at St. Sylvester. Deacon Sedor, the son of Virginia and the late Leonard Sedor, has two brothers, John and Barry, and one sister, Leigh Anne. He completed his elementary education in the Upper St. Clair School District before graduating from Upper St. Clair High School.

In fall 2006, Deacon Sedor was accepted into the priestly formation program and began studies at St. Paul Seminary/Duquesne University. He graduated from Duquesne University in May 2008 with a masterís in philosophy, and was accepted at the Pontifical North American College in fall 2008.

He was assigned a summer 2009 pastoral experience at St. Irenaeus Parish in Oakmont and returned there in 2010 and 2011.

On Oct. 6, 2011, he was ordained to the Order of Deacon at St. Peter Basilica, Rome.

His first Mass will be July 1 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Louise de Marillac.

 

 

 



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