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Catholic News Herald

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072117 sanchez admittedCHARLOTTE — Seminarian J. Miguel Sanchez, who is studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, was admitted to candidacy for holy orders by Bishop Peter J. Jugis during Mass July 7 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte. Sanchez’s home parish is St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lenoir.

He is pictured with his family who were in attendance for the Mass. The Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders is celebrated when a seminarian, usually in his second year of graduate study, has reached a maturity of purpose in his formation and has demonstrated the necessary qualifications for ordination.

In the presence of the bishop, he publicly expresses his intention to complete his preparation for holy orders and his resolve to fully invest himself to that end, so that he will serve Christ and the Church.

— John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald

072117 Sanchez admitted to candidacy