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Deacon candidates make Sacred Profession


Charles and Virginia Landry, Maureen and Brian Shea, Rosilane and Elcio dos Santos Junior, Deacon Christopher Connelly, Pamela and Alan Doty, Mao and Van Nguyen, Elisabete and Carlos Desousa, and Simonny and Cleyton Moreira are pictured following the Ceremony of Sacred Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity at the Pastoral Center, Aug. 29. Pilot photo/courtesy Deacon Timothy Donohue

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Seven candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate and their wives participated in the Ceremony of Sacred Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity on Aug. 29 at the Bethany Chapel at the archdiocese's Pastoral Center in Braintree. This ceremony is the final step for these seven deacon candidates before they receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Sept. 30 at St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton.

The men are Charles M. Landry from St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Hanson; Elcio F. Dos Santos Junior from St. Tarcisius in Framingham; Carlos Alberto DeSousa from St. Anthony Parish in Lowell; Alan Doty from Blessed Sacrament Parish in Walpole; Cleyton Moreira from St. Tarcisius in Framingham; Brian Francis Shea from St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Danvers; and Van Vuong Nguyen from the Weymouth Collaborative and Sacred Heart Parish in Malden.

Father Robert Blaney, Secretary for Ministerial Personnel presided at Evening Prayer with Deacon Patrick Guerrini, Director of Diaconal Life and Ministries, and Deacon Christopher Connelly, Director of Diaconate Formation and Msgr. William Fay, Director of the Pontifical Mission Society and the Director of Campus Ministry, assisting.

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