Members of our third theology class signed the solemn Oath of Fidelity and made their Professions of Faith on, March 30, 2023.
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.