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Admission to Candidacy for the Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a Mass during which seventeen men will be admitted to candidacy for the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of Fall River. Assisting Bishop da Cunha, will be Father Robert A. Oliveira, co-director of the diocesan Permanent Diaconate. The prospective candidates are the tenth class for the Permanent  Diaconate of the Diocese and have been in the formation program for over one year. Admission to candidacy occurs when the prospective candidates have reached maturity of purpose and have demonstrated other necessary qualifications along with their completion of the required preparatory steps. During the ceremony, candidates publicly express their desire to be ordained as deacons and the bishop accepts their declaration.

Because of pandemic gathering restrictions, attendance will be limited to invited guests only.

Additional information is available here.