Do you hear the Lord calling out to you to serve His Church? Do you wonder if God has something more planned for your life? 

The Office of Vocations is here to help you hear the Lord’s call – and to respond with a generous heart. So, put out into the deep, and get ready for an amazing new life.

Diocese Rejoices in Ordination 

Monsignor Aubin attending Reverend Leagon James Carlin's first mass.
The youngest and oldest priest share the same ordination day.  

Three men are ordained as priests for the Diocese of Ogdensburg on May 29, 2021 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. 

They are: Father John Ojuok, Father Matthew Conger, and Father Fernando Solomon.

Father Ojuok, Father Solomon and Father Conger are pictured  with Bishop LaValley after their ordination

Bishop LaValley presents the chalice and paten to Father Solomon.

Priests present praying over the newly ordained priests.

Fr. Christopher Carrara, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, shares the sign of fraternity with Father Solomon.

Bishop LaValley anoints the hands of Father John Ojuok  

Priests present joining the three newly ordained with Bishop LaValley in concelebrating Mass.

Father Matthew Conger giving his parents his first blessing.

Father Ojuok giving a blessing to the parents of seminarian Leagon Carlin.


Reverend Christopher Carrara

Diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarians
Tel: 315-393-2920 
Ext. 1340
E-mail: ccarrara@rcdony.org

Sister Mary Eamon Lyng, SSJ

Diocesan Vocations Coordinator
Tel: 315-393-2920 
Ext. 1342 

Reverend Matthew Conger

Diocesan Associate 
Vocations Director
315-782-2468 Ext: 7

Jessica Hargrave

Secretary, Office of Vocations 
315-393-2920 Ext: 1451