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Congratulations, Deacon Scott Caton!

June 6th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

Ordained just a day ago, Deacon Scott Caton served his first Mass as an ordained minister of the Church this morning at Our Lady of Victory in downtown Rochester. In addition to assisting Fr. Antinarelli at the altar, Deacon Caton proclaimed the Gospel reading and delivered a beautiful homily on the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It was wonderful to experience Dr. Caton’s first Mass as a deacon, and I am confident that he will make a wonderful priest. The man is as holy and humble as they come.

At the end of the Mass, Fr. Antinarelli joked about how the Catholic Courier did not mention that Rev. Mr. Caton is a member of Our Lady of Victory. Of course he was just making a joke, but he did raise a very good point.

Why not?

Why did the Courier, and the diocese, choose not to mention that Dr. Caton has been a parishioner of Our Lady of Victory? Were he from St. Mary downtown or Church of the Assumption (both dens of progressivism not producing any priests by the way…), you better believe that it would have been made known. There does appear to be some discrimination in this diocese against OLV, and it has gone on for far too long. OLV currently has two seminarians for the Diocese of Rochester, as well as another for a religious society. OLV is a booming parish that has tripled in size over the past few years. The DoR can’t pretend that OLV doesn’t exist forever.

The seeds of vocations are being planted and nurtured at OLV, and we are witnessing the fruits of that. God bless Fr. Antinarelli for all the good that he has done. God bless Deacon Caton as he prepares for the final stretch toward priestly ordination.



7 Responses to “Congratulations, Deacon Scott Caton!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is very curious that they didn't mention Deacon Caton's parish. He looks so familiar to me but I couldn't place where I've seen him before. Now I know! At Mass at OLV! I'm looking forward to my next visit to OLV to hear Deacon Caton proclaim the Gospel and give the homily. Thanks for letting us know about this.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This may have been his only Mass @ OLV since he will be beginning at Blessed Sacrament soon.

  3. Dave says:

    I'm quite sure the bishop is trying to simpley ignore tat painful thorn in his side known to all as OLOV. Based on his record, I as a parishoner, am delighted that he would choose not to utter the name of our safe haven for orthodoxy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Deacon Caton did great at this evening's Mass at OLV. His homily was very scholarly. He seemed very holy and humble to me as well. We are blessed to have him. Thank you Lord!

  5. perhaps he was afraid he might catch some horrible case of Orthodoxy if he mentioned the name!

  6. Anonymous says:

    What's amazing is that he was ordained at all. But, then again, I've heard that several of our seminarians are from the Irenaeus Institute.

  7. Jonathan Gillenson says:

    I too went to the evening Mass and heard Dr. Caton’s homily. I firmly believe that he will be an excellent priest. He is wonderfully reverent. I actually saw him today at Daily Mass today at OLV. I caught up with him after and inquired about him coming to Latin Mass. He told me he loves the Latin Mass but at preasent his schedule doesn’t allow him to attend. He will be coming to OLV as much as possible before his assignment starts. Although he is traveling to Italy and the Adirondacks. He will be spending quality time with his wife and children. The man is blessed with the ability to balance his responsibilities. God bless him.

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