Five men to be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Baltimore

By Elizabeth Lowe

Five men will be ordained to the priesthood June 21 during a 10 a.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland. 
Their ordination is the culmination of years of training and pastoral work in parishes in the archdiocese.
Biographical information of the men follow:

Deacon James Boric
Age: 35
Hometown: Born in Bloomington, Ind., Baltimorean since 1994
Home and sponsoring parish: St. Louis, Clarksville
College: Indiana University
Seminary: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg
Where he’s served: St. Louis, Clarksville; St. Ambrose, Park Heights; St. Joseph, Cockeysville; and St. John, Westminster

Deacon Ross Edward “Ned” Conklin Jr.
Age: 49  
Hometown: Born in Parkville, raised in Durham, N.C.
Home and sponsoring parish: St. Louis, Clarksville
College: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Roland Park
Where he’s served: St. John, Westminster; St. Joseph, Cockeysville; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Baynesville; St. Ambrose, Park Heights; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City; St. Bernardine, Baltimore; St. Margaret, Bel Air; Joseph Richey Hospice and Good Samaritan Hospital, both in Baltimore; and Baltimore County Detention Center and Baltimore City Detention Center
Read more about Ned Conklin’s varied journey to the priesthood here.

Deacon Andrew DeFusco
Age: 31
Hometown: Timonium
Home and sponsoring parish: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Towson
College: Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.
Seminary: Theological College of The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Where he’s served: St. Gregory the Great, Baltimore; St. John, Westminster; St. Ursula, Parkville; and Resurrection of Our Lord, Laurel

Deacon Joseph Langan
Age: 28
Hometown: Westminster
Home and sponsoring parish: St. John, Westminster
College: Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.
Seminary: The Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy
Where he’s served: St. Augustine, Williamsport; St. James, Boonsboro; Sacred Heart of Mary, Graceland Park; Holy Family Catholic Community, Middletown; Sacred Heart, Glyndon; and St. Charles Borromeo, Pikesville

Deacon Canisius Tah
Age: 33
Hometown: Cameroon, Africa
Sponsoring parish: St. Matthew, Northwood
Seminary: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg
Where he’s served: Cameroon; St. Matthew, Northwood; Catholic Churches of Glen Burnie: Church of the Crucifixion, Holy Trinity and Church of the Good Shepherd; St. Louis, Clarksville

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