On Wednesday, October 28, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary was pleased to welcome the Most Rev. Ronald William Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bishop Gainer celebrated Mass to admit 15 men into Candidacy for Holy Orders.
The rite of Admission to Candidacy is celebrated when it has been established that the intention of those aspiring to Holy Orders is supported by the necessary qualifications. In the presence of the Bishop, each seminarian publicly expresses his intention to complete his preparation for Holy Orders and his resolve to fully invest himself to that end, so that he will serve Christ and the Church.
Join us in giving thanks to God, who continues to strengthen the Church for the future. Please pray for these men, and for all of their brothers at the Seminary, as they prayerfully walk the road to ordination.
The men who were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders are:
Samuel Mwiwawi, Diocese of Brooklyn
Zachary Alspaugh, Archdiocese of New York
Gustavo Correa, Diocese of Worcester
Victor Andreozzi, Diocese of Fall River
Thomas (Gregory) Dougherty, Diocese of Saint Thomas
Joseph Gonzalez, Archdiocese of Washington, DC
Barry Mongeon, Archdiocese of Boston
Stephen Mullaney, Diocese of Worcester
John Tanyi, Archdiocese of Boston
Nelson (Gerardo) Tlatelpa, Diocese of Brooklyn
Gregory Zingler, Archdiocese of Washington, DC
Sinclair Cushmore, Diocese of Orlando
Maximilian Marcott, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Michael Young, Diocese of Venice
Michael Lombardi, Diocese of Rockville Centre