Our Men in Seminary

2024 Ordinations to be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River

Ordination to the Diaconate (Transitional and Permanent) – Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11:00 am–Lucas DaCosta

Ordination to the Priesthood – Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11:00 am–Deacon Bryan Bangs

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Our seminarians are under the guidance of Vocations Director Fr. Jack Schrader and Associate Director Fr. John Garabedian.

See the diocesan webpage for more info https://fallrivervocations.org/

June 2024:

Deacon Lucas DaCosta: IV Theology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton MA. He is from St. Francis Xavier Parish, Acushnet.

Jose Antonio Costa Torrejao: IV Theology at St. John XXIII National Seminary, Weston MA. (Bishop da Cunha has accepted him as a new seminarian for the Diocese of Fall River; Aug. 2023. This seminary is for those 30 years of age and older responding to a call to priestly ministry.)

Kaique Duarte Santos: IV Theology Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange, NJ

Shayne Dias: II Theology at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Providence RI. He is from Santo Christo Parish, Fall River.