Three New Paulist Novices

September 19, 2018

We pray in thanksgiving to God for our three new novices who “signed in” at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C., during a special Mass on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Our new novices are:



Chris Lawton, 33, a native of Oconomowoc, WI,

Chris earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University where he studied biochemical sciences.

He then earned his medical degree at Columbia University in New York City.

During his years in New York, he was a resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a fellow at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

In recent years, Chris had returned to the Milwaukee area where he was an attending physician and assistant professor of medicine in palliative care at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Chris met the Paulist Fathers during his years as a parishioner and ministry team member at our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.




Dan Macalinao, 31, a native of the Philippines.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree in 2008 from Wesleyan University where he studied molecular biology and biochemistry

In May, 2018, he received a doctorate in cancer biology from the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Science in New York City.

Dan met the Paulist Fathers at our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City, where he was a leader for several years in the parish’s vibrant music ministry.




Moises Pineda, 36, a native of Managua, Nicaragua, and came to the United States when he was two years old.

Moises, who grew up in Miami, FL, earned his undergraduate degree from Florida International University in 2004 where he studied business administration and economics.

He then earned an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.

Moises worked in insurance before entering our novitiate.

He was an active parishioner at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami where he founded the church’s HOPE for the Homeless Mission Ministry.


Please pray for Chris, Dan and Moises as they journey with us during their novitiate year!