Seminarian Reception of Candidacy

In recent years, the reception of Candidacy by our seminarians started taking place locally in our diocese. We are hopeful that this celebration will continue to hi-lite our continued need for vocations to the diocesan priesthood, educate the lay faithful, and allow the priests of our diocese, prospective seminarians, and families of our seminarians to celebrate this step of the priesthood.  The ceremony will be held with a Mass at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Friday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. 

The following will receive candidacy on July 26:

Thomas Elliott

Colby McKee

I look forward to the celebration of this ministry in our diocese.  It is a grace-filled event for the families of the men, our vocations efforts and the people of God.

The ceremony will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Serra Club of Wichita, Downtown. Details to follow.  The evening is a great opportunity for the people of God to understand a little more of the process a man goes through on his way to becoming a priest.  The ceremony can also be a wonderful moment for vocational awareness.  Please let your parishioners know they are invited.