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Seven Seminarians Celebrate Candidacy Mass

Seven seminarians expressed their intention to complete preparation for holy orders, and were admitted to candidacy for holy orders by Bishop Boyea on Aug. 21 at St. Jude Parish in DeWitt. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Christian Salata from Christ the King in Ann Arbor; Randy Koenigsknecht from Most Holy Trinity in Fowler; Joshua Luttig from Most Holy Trinity in Fowler; and Daniel LaCroix from Christ the King in Ann Arbor. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are: Father John Whitlock, director of vocations, Jonathon Bokuniewicz from St. Augustine in Howell; Brett Ivey from St. Mary in Williamston; Brian Armbrustmacher from Most Holy Trinity in Fowler; and Bishop Earl Boyea.

The rite of admission to candidacy for holy orders is celebrated when a man has reached a maturity of purpose in his formation and demonstrated the necessary qualifications for ordination.