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Three Diocesan Seminarians Admitted to Candidacy

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Three Diocesan seminarians were received into Admission to Candidacy on November 4 in a ceremony held at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. The new Candidates are Nick Cottrill, Michael Burbeck and Ryan Elder. The Admission to Candidacy rite offers the candidates for ordination the opportunity to publicly express their intention to receive ordination to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.  Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia presided at the Admission.

Above: Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Father Ned Shlesinger (front row) at Admission to Candidacy of Nick Cottrill, Michael Burbeck and Ryan Elder at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. (Courtesy S. Webb Photography).