On January 28, 1978 Father Dale DeNinno was ordained to the priesthood in Saint Augustine Church in Lawrenceville by the Most Reverend Vincent M. Leonard, the Bishop of Pittsburgh from 1969-1983. He was ordained with two of his Capuchin classmates: Fr. Bill Henn who is currently a Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy and Fr. John Pavlik who serves as the Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in the United States. A third classmate, Fr. Phil Fink (ordained 5 months earlier), died in April of 2015. He was the former Minister Provincial of the Capuchin friars, In your kindness please remember in your prayers Father Dale and his classmates as they celebrate 40 years of service to the Church as priests.