The Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders is celebrated when a seminarian has reached a maturity of purpose in his formation and has demonstrated the necessary qualifications for ordination. In the presence of the bishop, he publicly expresses his intention to complete his preparation for holy orders and his resolve to fully invest himself to that end, so that he will serve Christ and the Church. Benjamin Schrantz and Pawel Zmija are completing their pastoral year and will make this step on Thursday, August 4th at 6:00pm. The prayers of the people are an important part of the ceremony. All are invited to St. Peter’s Church in Rome, NY for this wonderful celebration with Bishop Lucia, the seminarians, and their families.