On Saturday 30 May six seminarians were admitted to Candidacy at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas at Allen Hall. The men who were admitted to Candidacy are Joseph Okoro, John Scott, Michael Maguire, Julio Albornoz, Daniel Herrero and Carlos Quito.
In his homily, Bishop Nicholas spoke about the significance of Candidacy in the process of formation for the Priesthood. He described it as a point when ‘your relationship to priesthood changes’, it is a ‘moment to take stock; and to ask yourself just how deeply you feel called to priesthood.’
Candidacy marks the stage in formation when the Church affirms the seminarians' discernment thus far and therefore invites them to a renewed and deeper preparation in their remaining studies, normally for two years.
Please keep the men in your prayers as they continue their journey towards ordination.