He would encourage those considering priesthood to keep going even when things seem difficult and to enjoy the process.
He added, “When you’re in the seminary it’s a lot of work and studying but you have to remember to enjoy what you’re doing. As a priest, one day you’re helping someone deal with the loss of a family member, the next, you are celebrating a joyful moment in their lives.
He worked at the Tribunal in the Catholic Center in Buffalo during the summers when school was not in session.
Returning from Rome he was assigned as a judge and defender of the bond for the Tribunal.
What caught my attention was this little smile he had.
Young Salvatore Manganello grew up in Cheektowaga with a twin brother and two sisters.
He attended Infant of Prague Elementary School and then entered the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary.
The Serbicki family moved to Holley, NY when Dan was six years old which also moved them from the Diocese of Rochester to the Diocese of Buffalo.
In addition to raising their children full time, Dan’s mother also home schooled them through high school.