Thanks be to God! On Saturday, August 18, Fr. Daniel Griffin, S.M. ’02 was ordained to the priestly ministry of Jesus Christ in the Society of Mary. The ordination liturgy was celebrated at Kellenberg Memorial High School, where Fr. Dan attended and later taught in the Latin School before leaving to study for the priesthood.
After entering the Society of Mary shortly after graduating from Kellenberg Memorial in 2002, Bro. Dan served as the chaplain for the Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School before preparing for the priesthood at the Marianist seminary in Rome. Returning briefly, Bro. Dan taught at Chaminade High School for a short time before returning to Rome to complete his studies.
Presiding over the liturgy was Archbishop Christopher Cardone, O.P., archbishop of the Archdiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands. In attendance were Bishop Robert Brennan, Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski, and Bishop Richard Henning, auxiliary bishops of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Along with a number of priests and deacons from the dioceses of Rockville Centre, Brooklyn, and the Archdiocese of New York were fellow Kellenberg Alumni, Fr. James Hansen ’07, Fr. Jeff Yildermaz ’04, and Fr. Pierre Toussaint Guiteau, C.F.R. ’04.
It is with great joy that we welcome Fr. Dan back to Kellenberg Memorial, where he will once again serve the Kellenberg Family as Chaplain of the Latin School.