Dear Deacon Maloney:
Through the kindness of your dear son-in-law and our good friend here in the archdiocese, Tom Moran, I learned that you are celebrating your 40th anniversary of ordination to the diaconate. What makes your anniversary even more special, John, is that you are from the first class of ordained permanent deacons for the archdiocese, back in 1973.
For 40 years you have labored in the Lord’s vineyard as a faithful and dedicated deacon, bringing Him to the faithful through a variety of ministries. Heartfelt gratitude, John, for all that you have done for and given to the archdiocese and its faithful over the years.
With gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,
Faithfully in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York