Monday, June 24, 2013

Candidacy of Kevin Leaver and Michael Zimmerman

Kevin Leaver and Michael Zimmerman received Candidacy to Holy Orders from Cardinal O'Malley this evening, prior to their departure for the North American College in the next few weeks.  We were pleased to celebrate over dinner with their families immediately after the ceremony in the presence of three of His Eminence's Capuchin confreres.  Steve Poirier played his violin and all present shared great stories.   

Cardinal O’Malley:
Beloved sons, the pastors and teachers in charge of your formation, and others who know you, have given a favorable account of you, and we have full confidence in their testimony. In response to the Lord’s call, do you resolve to complete your preparation so that in due time through Holy Orders you will be prepared to assume ministry within the Church?
Aspirants: I do.

Cardinal O’Malley:
Do you resolve to prepare yourselves in mind and spirit to give faithful service to Christ the Lord and his Body, the Church?
Aspirants: I do.

Cardinal O’Malley:
The Church accepts your resolve with joy. May God who has begun the good work in you bring it to fulfillment.
All: Amen.