On Saturday, May 20, 2017, CBA alumni Christopher Dayton ’06, Michael DeSaye ’01 and Nicholas Dolan ’11 were ordained by Bishop O’Connell during the 10 a.m. Mass May 20 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.
From The Monitor’s website:
“With their ordination, the new deacons will continue their seminary studies as well as be assigned to parishes where they will assume duties such as presiding over weddings, Baptisms, wakes, funeral services and committals, proclaiming the Gospel and preaching homilies. They are on track to be ordained priests next year.”
Dayton has been preparing at the seminary in St. Mary in Baltimore, while Dolan and DeSaye have been at Mt. St. Mary in Emmitsburg. A special interview of each deacon and the story behind their path to the priesthood can be found here on

Congratulations to these young men for taking this important step in their spiritual journey, and for taking on the good work of building and supporting the Church in our present day and age. We wish them the very best!

About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at