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Three men ordained Saturday

Posted By June 27, 2013 | 4:47 pm | Local

Bishop McManus ordained  three men to the priesthood Saturday at St. Paul Cathedral, 15 Chatham St., Worcester. They are Dario Acevedo, John Hamm and Mark Rainville.
Saturday was  the Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul, a wonderful feast for the Church and especially for the Worcester Diocese, given that the cathedral is placed under the patronage of St. Paul, noted Msgr. Robert K. Johnson, director of the diocesan Office for Divine Worship. These men were foundational apostles, so it’s a wonderful day to be ordained and sent forth as a minister of the Gospel, he said.
The Mass will be televised at  10 a.m. July 3 on Charter TV3.
Brief biographies of the men follow
• Deacon Dario Acevedo, son of Dario Antonio Acevedo and Blanca Nubia Herrera Amaya, was born Nov. 6, 1980 in Medellin, Colombia.
In Colombia he attended Jesus of Hope High School and Pontifical Bolivarian University.
When he came to study for the priesthood for the Worcester Diocese, he lived at Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies in Worcester and studied at Clark University. He completed his seminary studies at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton and also attended classes at Boston University.
His parish summer assignments included St. Theresa, Blackstone; St. Louis, Webster; St. Roch, Oxford; Immaculate Conception, Worcester, and St. Peter-St. Andrew, Worcester.
He recently did his pastoral year at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Dudley, now his home parish here, following completion of his theology studies.
Bishop McManus has assigned him to be associate pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Milford
• Deacon John Frederick Hamm Jr., son of John F. Hamm and the late Bernadine (Troisi) Hamm, was born May 9, 1958 in Harrisburg, Pa.
He graduated from Lenape High School in Medford, N.J. in 1976, and attended George Mason University and Assumption College. He recently completed studies at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.
His assignments were at Sacred Heart Parish, Webster; St. Brigid Parish, Millbury; St. Vincent Hospital; Holy Angels Parish, Upton, as it was merging with St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Mendon, to form St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Upton, and St. Joseph Parish, Auburn. His home parish is St. John, Guardian of Our Lady, Clinton.
Bishop McManus has assigned him to be associate pastor at St. Bernadette Parish, Northborough.
• Deacon Mark Rainville, son of Robert D. Rainville and Sharon (Harriman) Rainville, was born Aug. 22, 1969 in Worcester.
He graduated from Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in 1987, and took some courses at Anna Maria College and Quinsigamond Community College.
He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., and St. John Seminary in Brighton before going to Rome to complete his seminary studies at the Angelicum while living at North American College in Vatican City.
His parish summer assignments have included St. Bernadette, Northborough; Good Shepherd, Linwood, and St. Brigid and Our Lady of the Assumption, both in Millbury. His home parish is St. Joan of Arc, Worcester.
Bishop McManus has assigned him to be associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish, Charlton.