LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Twelve seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on October 30 by The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, D.D., Bishop of Steubenville. They are Abuchi F. Nwosu of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown; Salomon Garcia-Cortes and Dominic T. Tran of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; Matthew A. Cushing of the Diocese of Covington; Daniel J. Langa and Michael A. Zavage, Jr. of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Brother Joseph M. Adams, O.S.B. and Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey; Brother Francis Dankoski and Bradley W. Greer of the Diocese of Steubenville; and Brian J. Cline and Michael A. Marcelli of the Diocese of Youngstown.
DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN
Abuchi F. Nwosu is the son of Felicia Ukamaka Nwosu of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a 1993 graduate of the Model Comprehensive Boy’s School in Inyi, Enugu, Nigeria. He earned a bachelor of philosophy degree from Bigard Memorial Seminary in 1999.
ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA
Salomon Garcia-Cortes is the son of Alfredo Garcia Garrio Bribiesca and Maria Delfina Francisca Cortes of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. He is a 1998 graduate of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Morelia, Michoacan. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Saint Benedict, Louisiana, in 2005.
Dominic T. Tran is the son of Cahn Tran and Ri Ha Tran. He is a 1991 graduate of Vinh An High School, Vietnam. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Divine Word College Seminary, Epworth, Iowa, in 2000.
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON
Matthew A. Cushing is the son of Dennis and Carol Cushing of Overland Park, Kansas. He is a 1993 graduate of Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Missouri. He earned a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Devry University in 1997. He also attended Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
Daniel J. Langa is the son of David and Julia Ann Langa of Butler. He is a 2001 graduate of Slippery Rock High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Duquesne University in 2005.
Michael A. Zavage, Jr. is the son of Michael and Joan Zavage of Carmichaels. He is a 2001 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Duquesne University in 2005.
ST. VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Joseph M. Adams, O.S.B., is a son of Paul V. and Rita A. Adams of Lusby, Maryland. He is a 1982 graduate of Wheaton High School, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Saint Vincent College in 2001. He began studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2005. He made simple profession of vows July 10, 1997 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2000.
Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., is the son of Michael F. and Margaret A. Gabler of St. Marys. He is a 1985 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in M.I.S. from Penn State University in 1989. He entered the Saint Vincent monastic community in 2002 and made first profession of vows on July 10, 2003. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on Tuesday, July 11, 2006.
DIOCESE OF STEUBENVILLE
Brother Francis Dankoski, of the Order fo Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is the son of Dennis Dankoski of Steubenville and the late Diane Dankoski. He is a 1990 graduate of the School of Mary Immaculate-Chapel American School in São Paulo, Brazil. He earned a bachelor of philosophy degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2000.
Bradley W. Greer is the son of Larry W. Greer of Lenoir, North Carolina and Claudette I. Triplette of Simpsonville, South Carolina. He is a 1996 graduate of South Caldwell High School, Hudson, North Carolina. He studied English and history at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, and received his bachelor’s degree in those subjects from North Carolina State University, Raleigh in 1998.
DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN
Brian J. Cline is the son of James Cline of Austintown, Ohio, and Patricia Crawford of Elyria, Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Pontifical College Josephinum in 2005.
Michael A. Marcelli is the son of Robert and Mairlyn Marcelli of Dorset, Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School, Andover, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Pontifical College Josphinum in 2004.