Bishop Joseph C. Bambera celebrated the Rite of Candidacy in the Cathedral of Saint Peter at on Saturday, October 7, for eight men from the Diocese of Scranton, who have just completed their first year in formation to be ordained as permanent deacons in November 2020.  This latest class includes John Jorda, a parishioner at Gate of Heaven.

In this public ceremony, after having completed his “aspirancy year” of vocational discernment, along with introductory studies of Scripture, church history and the spiritual life, each aspirant declared his formal intention to pursue ordination to the diaconate.

Please pray for John as he continues on his journey.