Rite of Admission to Candidacy 2022 - Saint John's Seminary
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Rite of Admission to Candidacy 2022

May 1, 2022

Bishop Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester, celebrated a Mass of candidacy for nine seminarians representing five dioceses on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

The rite for Admission to Candidacy is an important step for each seminarian on his journey toward the priesthood. The rite is an opportunity for a seminarian to express publicly his intention to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders as a deacon and later as a priest. The rite of Admission to Candidacy includes three components: The call to candidacy, the scrutiny of the candidate, and the blessing of the candidate.

The Bishop accepts each candidate with the words, "The Church receives your declaration with joy. May God who has begun the good work in you bring it to fulfillment."

If you would like to make a gift in honor of one of these seminarians click here. (Please indicate the seminarian’s name in the comments section on the gift form.)

Congratulations to:

Mr. George Bastedo

Diocese of Rochester, NY

Mr. Hieu Trung Chu

Archdiocese of Hanoi, Vietnam

Mr. Lucas da Costa

Diocese of Fall River, MA

Mr. Brian Daley

Archdiocese of Boston, MA

Mr. Matthew Harrington

Archdiocese of Boston, MA

Mr. Jairon Olmos

Diocese of Providence, RI

Mr. Dong Huy Pham

Archdiocese of Boston, MA

Mr. David Pineda

Archdiocese of Boston, MA

Mr. Aaron Yohe

Archdiocese of Boston, MA