Deacon Daniel Byrne, 59, has worked in the crisis department at a special needs school since 2013. He worked 38 years in engineering services as a design/drafter and CADD manager. He worked for engineering/architectural firms, providing construction documents for power plants, transit facilities, municipal needs and medical devices. He also worked freelance and was a technical drawing teacher. He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 35 years and have been active members of St. Stephen’s parish, Warwick. They have four children and two grandchildren.
Deacon Lawrence Candarelli, 68, is retired from a career in law enforcement. He worked as a special agent with the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, as a police officer with the New York State Park Police, and as a probation officer with the Westchester County Department of Probation. He is a member of Holy Spirit parish in Cortlandt Manor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College, a certificate in physical therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a master’s in pastoral counseling from Iona College. He and his wife, Lori Ann, have three children, Joseph, Steven and Natalie.
Deacon Wilson Martinez, 60, teaches
Spanish and social justice at De La Salle Academy in Manhattan. He was formerly a vice president at INROADS Inc. He has served at Our Lady of Angels as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, catechist and co-captain of the Men’s Annual Retreat group. He chaired the Spanish Department at Cathedral Prep. He also taught Spanish in the continuing education program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He counseled South Bronx youth at UNITAS. He worked with the poor at the New York State Public Service Commission. He participated in Teenagers Encounter Christ, Residents Encounter Christ, Marriage Encounter, Cursillo de Cristiandad and South Bronx People for Change. He graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston, Queens, and a master’s in Hispanic civilization from New York University. He and his wife, Milagros, have two sons, Danny and David.
Deacon Candido Padro Jr., 57, works in corporate compliance for the New York Life Insurance Co. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned an associate’s degree in business from New York University. A member of St. Anthony of Padua parish in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, he credits his calling to his service as lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). He is an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion with the Archdiocese for the Military Services. He volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester and works in hospice with Phelps Memorial Hospital. He credits the support of his wife, Norma, as one of the main reasons he succeeded in the diaconate formation program.
Deacon Nicholas Francis Ramoni, 56, is a substitute teacher in New York City. He taught science at his alma mater, Mount St. Michael Academy, and then at M.S. 118 in the Bronx, where he also served as dean until his retirement in 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College and a master’s degree in science education from Lehman College. He has been a member of St. John the Baptist parish in Yonkers since 1978. There he has served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and lector, and in RCIA, youth ministry and religious education. He and his wife, Gina, have two daughters, Teresa and Angela.
Deacon Francis David Rose, 57, works in the Student Services/Student Affairs Department at Touro College in Middletown. He and his wife, Patti Ann, an elementary teacher at Most Precious Blood School in Walden, have been active members of Infant Saviour parish in Pine Bush since 1979. They are both extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and lectors at Infant Savior. Both have served on CORE ministry training with the Sisters of Charity. He is also a charter organization representative for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at the parish. They are the parents of Lauren and Nicholas.
Deacon Angelo Michael Salvatorelli, 58, currently works as a media manager for TeleMATER, a streaming Catholic Catechism televised web ministry, and is a freelance voice-over announcer. He can also be heard on Radio Maria. He has worked as a reporter and managing editor for The Wall Street Journal Radio Network. A lifelong member of St. Benedict’s parish in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, he is a member of the R.C.I.A. team, the Legion of Mary and Cornerstone ministries. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart School and Mount St. Michael Academy, both in the Bronx. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts with a major in broadcast journalism from St. John’s University. He and his wife, Maria, have three children and three grandchildren.
Deacon Richard J. Scheibe, 66, has been director of therapeutic recreation and volunteers at St. Cabrini and Frances Schervier skilled nursing facilities for eight years. He is currently employed in the same capacity at Field Home-Holy Comforter. He taught at his alma mater, St. Brendan’s School in the Bronx, from 1972 to 1978. He is a member of St. Patrick’s parish in Yorktown Heights where he and his wife, Maureen, a registered nurse, raised their son Brian and daughter Tara. There he has served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, catechist, pastoral council member and minister of hospitality. He also serves in hospital, nursing home and homebound ministries and is a member of the Emmaus Men’s Ministry, a Catholic fellowship group of men. He earned master’s degrees in education from Lehman College and public administration from Pace University.