Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Photos from Mass of Candidacy and Regents Meeting at Mount Angel Seminary

story and photos by Phillip J. Shifflet

On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon, celebrated the Mass of Candidacy, during which thirteen seminarians were admitted as candidates for Holy Orders.  After the Mass, the Regents met for their annual meeting on the state of the seminary.  Later that evening, the seminary hosted their annual Regents Dinner for their bishops, superiors, and vocation directors.

Below are photos from the October 23rd festivities.

John Beccerra Oviedo and Arjie Garcia of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon; Joseph Nguyen of the Diocese of Orange; and Cesar Solorio Maldonado of the Diocese of Fresno present themselves for admission to candidacy

Mark Uhlenkott of the Diocese of Boise; and George Watson III and Alex Woelkers of the Diocese of Helena present themselves for admission to candidacy.

Bishops present at the Mass of Candidacy.  In attendance were Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon; Most Rev. Liam Cary, Bishop of the Diocese of Baker; Most Rev. Clarence "Larry" Silva, Bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu; Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange; Most Rev. Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Reno; Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento; Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City; Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson; Most Rev. Peter L. Smith, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.

The candidates, bishops, superiors, and vocation directors after Mass.

The attendees of the Regents Meeting at Mount Angel Seminary

During the day, the seminary community was able to venerate first-class relics of St. Damien of Molokai and St. Marianne Cope.  The relics were made available by Bishop Silva of the Diocese of Honolulu.

First-class relic of St. Marianne Cope

First class relic of St. Damien of Molokai

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