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Candidates for ordination on May 19, 2013
Candidates for ordination on May 19, 2013 completed a canonical five-day retreat on Sunday, May 5 where they made a Profession of Faith, Oath of Fidelity and received a Call to Orders
Candidate Path Year I - Institution of Reader
Year 1 Candidates in IDS were instituted as 'Readers' on Sunday, April 7, 2013 with Bishop Joseph Perry as celebrant. Preceding the institution was a retreat led by Reverend Dennis J. Stafford with themes on Discipline, Humility and the Joy of Service.
The Ministry of Reader differs from that of a commissioned lector (commissioned only for a specific parish) in that it is an instituted ministry for the universal Church and is a necessary stepping-stone to the reception of the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Aspirants will meet the Admission & Scrutinies Board in June. The Aspirants are preparing for a Readiness Assessment and will interview with the Admission & Scrutinies Board in June for potential admittance to the Candidacy Path.