November 26, 2005

Deacon named interim director

Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski has been appointed by Bishop Robert J. McManus as interim director of the Diaconate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester.

He was assistant director of formation for the program and his wife, Alice, is coordinator of diaconal family activities.

He is filling a vacancy left by the Rev. James J. Aquino, who headed the program until he was placed on administrative leave late last month by the bishop. The move came after public disclosure that Rev. Aquino had been detained by vice squad police officers in Las Vegas, who alleged he had committed a public lewd act with another man.

He was initially cited for lewd conduct and giving false information, but was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct after doing 50 hours of community service and getting counseling.

Posted by kshaw at November 26, 2005 09:44 AM