Our Men in Seminary

2022 Ordinations held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate – Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 am–Brian Connors, John Garabedian, Christopher Hughes, and Thiago Menezes Santos

Ordination to the Priesthood – Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11:00 am–Deacons Matthew Laird, William O’Donnell, Gregory Quenneville and Laurent Valliere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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