On Friday, September 11, 2020, the nine First Theology Seminarians were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders. President-Rector Rev. Mark A. Latcovich presided. Pictured here are:
(l-r) Travis Seagraves, Jeffrey Lindholm, James Parisi, Kyle Rosser, Luke Rose, James Livingston, Joseph McCarron, Anthony Donatelli, Christopher Cotone.
In the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders, each man who aspires to ordination publicly declares his will to offer himself to God and to the Church for sacred ministry. During the rite, the Bishop (or his delegate asks each candidate two questions about his resolve to complete preparations for the priesthood.