Admission to Candidacy

CandidacyOn Friday, April 25, 2014, five fourth-year theology seminarians were admitted to Candidacy. Candidacy is the period of preparation for prior to Ordination as Transitional Deacons in October and, God-willing, to priesthood Ordination in May 2015. Presiding at this Admission to Candidacy was Bishop Roger Gries, OSB, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland.




Seminarians admitted to candidacy are:

For the Diocese of Cleveland:

Jeffrey Barnish
Jeremy Merzweiler
Robert Ramser
Richard Samide

For the Archdiocese of Daegu, South Korea

Joseph Hyunsup Kim


Please continue to pray for these five men and for all the seminarians as they continue to discern and follow God’s call.