On Monday, May 1, 2023, the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community witnessed seven men from Third Theology profess their faith and take an oath of fidelity in preparation for their ordination as Transitional Deacons this Spring and Summer. The ceremony took place in Alumni Chapel following Evening Prayer. All those ordained to the diaconate, priesthood and episcopacy take the oath before ordination.
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, the Seminary 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.
Please pray for these men as they continue their preparations for the diaconate, Jason Fox, Diocese of Columbus; Joseph Gonzalez, Archdiocese of Washington D.C.; Luis Marquez, Diocese of Brooklyn; Barry Mongeon, Archdiocese of Boston; Stephen Mullaney, Diocese of Worcester; John Tanyi, Archdiocese of Boston; Gregory Zingler, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.