Diaconate Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity - Saint John's Seminary
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Transitional Diaconate Candidates Make Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity

April 7, 2022

On Thursday, April 7th, 2022 our seminary community gathered in the chapel to witness four of our seminarians profess their faith and take an oath of fidelity in preparation for their ordination as Transitional Deacons this Spring and Summer. All ordained to the diaconate, priesthood and episcopacy take the oath before ordination.

The solemn Oath of Fidelity and Profession of Faith is an important and necessary step prior to the ordination to the Transitional Diaconate. By signing these oaths before God, our rector, and the seminary community these men have made a public declaration of their faith and believe all that the Catholic Church teaches. They promise to be faithful to that teaching in their ministry as deacons.

The Oath of Fidelity and Profession of Faith is part of a larger process that third year theologians undergo as they prepare for their ordination to the Transitional Diaconate. The process also includes submitting handwritten letters to their local Bishop, petitioning to receive these sacred orders.

Please keep these men in prayer as they continue this journey that will ultimately lead (God willing) to priesthood.

Making the Oath and Profession are

Mr. Paul Born

Archdiocese of Boston

Mr. Rodrigo Martinez

Archdiocese of Boston

Mr. Peter Schirripa

Archdiocese of Boston

Mr. Hien Vu

Archdiocese of Boston

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