Today Father Carl Dennis McIntosh, ordained a priest in June for the Diocese of Bridgeport, celebrated his first Solemn Mass according to the 1962 Missal at St. Mary Church, Norwalk. Assisting him were Eric Silva as deacon and Tim Iannacone as subdeacon. Both of these men are seminarians of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Eric Silva was ordained a deacon for the diocese last month. The Mass was the external feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus.
Father McIntosh was ordained by Bishop Frank Caggiano on June 27. At 64, he is the oldest man to be ordained a priest this year in the United States. He is assigned to St. Theresa Church in Trumbull.
Following the Mass, Father McIntosh gave his first priestly blessing to the faithful in the church hall.
Father McIntosh, accompanied by Eric Silva, deacon and Tim Iannacone, subdeacon.
Deacon Eric Silva proclaims the Gospel.