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Bishop William Murphy, left, watches as the candidates (Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Bishop William Murphy, left, watches as the candidates for deacon and their wives enter St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre before an Ordination to the Diaconate ceremony. (May 13, 2011)

Long Island deacons ordained

The Diocese of Rockville Centre ordained 11 decaons, who serve an increasingly important role in the church.

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a deacon, poses for a photo in his parish church, St. Anne in Garden City. (May 13, 2011)

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a deacon, poses for a photo in his parish church, St. Anne in Garden City. (May 13, 2011)

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a deacon, poses for a photo in his parish church, St. Anne in Garden City. (May 13, 2011)

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Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Basil Bliss, who will be ordained as a deacon at a ceremony at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, at his parish church, St. Anne in Garden City. (May 13, 2011)

Jim Byrne of Greenlawn, poses for a portrait
(Credit: John Dunn)

Jim Byrne of Greenlawn, poses for a portrait at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn. Byrne will be ordained a deacon at the St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. (May 13, 2011)

Bishop William Murphy, left, watches as the candidates
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Bishop William Murphy, left, watches as the candidates for deacon and their wives enter St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre before an Ordination to the Diaconate ceremony. (May 13, 2011)

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