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Wayne County native is ordained a deacon
By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier

Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on the morning of May 25 started out with George Bastedo IV sitting alongside his family.
An hour later, the 30-year-old not only took up a new position in the cathedral — moving to the deacon’s chair near Bishop Salvatore R. Matano’s cathedra — but also assumed a new title.

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Priests’ interests help them build bridges with parishioners
By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier

Father Joseph Martuscello was a star lacrosse player at Corning East High School.
In his spare time, Father Edison Tayag enjoys scaling mountains, hiking and traveling.
And Father Steven Lape spent several years spinning the oldies as a disc jockey at a commercial radio station.

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