Our Men in Seminary

2021 Ordinations held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am–Matthew Laird, William O’Donnell, Gregory Quenneville and Laurent Valliere

Ordination to the Priesthood – Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:00 am–Deacon Peter R. Scheffer, Jr.

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Our seminarians are under the guidance of Vocations Director Fr. Kevin Cook, and Associate Director Fr. Jack Schrader.

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

Deacon Matthew Laird: IV Theology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton MA. He is from Christ the King Parish, Mashpee.

Deacon William O’Donnell: IV Theology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton MA. He is from Holy Trinity Parish, West Harwich.

Deacon Gregory Quenneville: IV Theology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton MA. He is from St Theresa Parish, South Attleboro.

Deacon Larry Valliere: IV Theology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton MA. He is from St. Stanislaus Parish, Fall River.

Brian Connors: III Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange NJ. He is from Holy Family Parish, East Taunton.

John Garabedian: III Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange NJ. He is from St. Mary’s Parish, Mansfield.

Christopher Hughes: III Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange NJ. He is from Christ the King Parish, Mashpee.

Thiago Menezes Santos: III Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange NJ. He is from Paróquia São Pio X, Aracaju, Brazil.

Bryan Bangs: II Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange NJ. He is from Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich.

Victor Andreozzi: II Theology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton MA. He is from Our Lady of Loreto, E. Providence.

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

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