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    The Rev. Anthony Cipolle serves the Eucharist for the first time after becoming a priest. He was presented with a simple gold chalice and gold paten, both of which he will use during Mass.

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    Surrounded by well-wishers in the reception hall after his ordination, the Rev. Anthony Cipolle admires an ornate four-tiered cake festooned with flowers and golden swirls and an image of Jesus.

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    The Rev. Michael Panicali of the Diocese of Brooklyn congratulates the newly ordained Rev. Anthony Cipolle upon his transition. The priests studied together while in seminary. Cipolle will serve as parochial vicar for St. Paul the Apostle Parish, which includes churches in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden and Winterport.

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    Anthony Cipolle prostrates himself on the mosaic tile floor in front of the altar during his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. The Diocese of Portland had sent him to Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., which is designed specifically to prepare seminarians who are older than 30.

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    Standing at the entrance to the chapel, Anthony Cipolle waits to enter the main area of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland at the start of his ordination on Nov. 18. At right is Deacon Kevin Upham, who is studying to become a priest. The Diocese of Portland currently has 10 seminarians.

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    During his ordination last weekend, Cipolle, a deacon, is blessed by one of several priests who participated in the ceremony, at the end of which he became Father Anthony Cipolle.

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    The Rev. Anthony Cipolle blesses his mother, Louise Cipolle, in a reception hall after his ordination ceremony at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland on Nov. 18. The 52-year-old Massachusetts native is the only priest to be ordained in the Diocese of Portland this year.

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