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Matthew J. Marinelli and Michael K. Tabernero of the Diocese of Metuchen were among nine seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pa., instituted to the ministry of reader by Bishop David A. Zubik, shepherd of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, at Mass recently at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. In photo from left, Tabernero, poses with Benedictine Father Edward Mazich, rector, Saint Vincent Seminary; Bishop David A. Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; and Marinelli. The ministry of reader permits the seminarians to proclaim the readings (other than the Gospel) at Mass and other sacred celebrations. Marinelli is the son of Michael and Linda Marinelli of Phillipsburg. He is a 2009 graduate of Phillipsburg High School and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Catholic theology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, in 2013. Tabernero is the son of Peter M. and Mary Catherine Tabernero of Hillsborough. He is a 2011 graduate of Hillsborough High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Catholic theology at Seton Hall in 2015. - photo courtesy of Saint Vincent Seminary  


Astronaut Mike Massmino services the Hubble Space Telescope in the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis May 15, 2009. Massimino, who is Catholic, said that seeing Earth’s beauty from orbit confirmed how great God’s love is. -CNS photo/courtesy NASA