Cardinal O’Malley to ordain five new priests

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, head of the Archdiocese of Boston, will ordain five new priests Saturday, the archdiocese said.

The ceremony, set to begin at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, will be be broadcast live on the CatholicTV Network, the archdiocese said in a statement.

O’Malley will ordain John Augustine Cassani, 32, who will be the homilist; Thomas Keith Macdonald, 28; Jacques Antoine McGuffie, 66; Gerald Alfred Souza, 27; and Christopher William Wallace, 30, the statement said.

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Cassani was born in Weymouth and was a financial analyst before completing his seminary at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He served his deacon year at Sacred Heart Parish in Boston.

Macdonald was born in Westford and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before completing seminary at Pontifical North American College in Rome. He served his deacon year at St. Paul Parish in Cambridge.

McGuffie was born in Port-au Prince, Haiti, and received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a master’s degree from Boston University before completing seminary at Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston. He served his deacon year at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Weston.

Souza was born in Plymouth and graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He completed his seminary at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton and served his deacon year at St. Mary Parish in Lynn.

Wallace was born in Methuen and graduated Merrimack College in North Andover before completing seminary at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He spent his deacon year at St. Joseph Parish in Needham.

The new priests will celebrate their first Masses at their respective churces May 26.