As permanent deacons, they may officiate at weddings, baptisms, funerals and wakes.
Following their ordinations, Bishop Malone will assign them to serve as deacons in parishes and in ministry of charity, possibly at local hospitals, nursing homes, human services agencies or prisons.
During his formation, he worked at Cloister Nursing Home, Warsaw, and Gateway House of Attica. Joseph Campus of Sister’s of Charity Hospital, Cheektowaga, studied at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Canisius College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1978. Amelia’s Parish, where he had served as a confirmation teacher for several years.
Santandreu also served at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., and at the Maryknoll English Learning Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
He was the recipient of a fellowship at Auschwitz for the study of professional ethics.
As part of his formation, Monaco served at the Little Portion Friary, Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, and Wende Correctional Facility, Alden.
He has a son, Christopher, and two daughters, Maria and Megan.