Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi celebrated the Rite of Candidacy on May 19 at Spring Hill College’s St. Joseph Chapel as 19 men completed their year of inquiry and their spirituality year. They now enter into their final three years of preparation to enter into the permanent diaconate. The newly installed candidates are Mr. Robert J. Bradley, Mr. James C. Brewer, Mr. Michael Castanza, Mr. Charles L. Drake, Mr. Jorge Gordillo, Mr. Matthew Jakubowski, Mr. Stephen M. Kingsmore, Mr. Ricky R. Kopec, Mr. Thomas T. Martin, Mr. Steven L. Nelson, Mr. Cesar A. Ortega, Mr. Michael J. Perry, Mr. Gene M. Pope, Mr. George F. Ralph III; Mr. George D. Ray, Mr. Charles T. Schmidt, Mr. Anthony S. Stiell and Mr. Mark S. Thompson.
19 candidates for permanent diaconate
More from Featured StoryMore posts in Featured Story »