Our Men in Seminary

2023 Ordinations were held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River

Ordination to the Diaconate (Transitional and Permanent) – Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:00 am–Bryan Bangs

Ordination to the Priesthood – Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:00 am–Deacons Brian Connors, John Garabedian, Christopher Hughes;

                                                     — Friday, June 9, 2023 (at his home parish church, St. Pius X, in Aracaju, Brazil)  Deacon Thiago Menezes Santos

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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/

FALL 2023:

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

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

Jose Antonio Costa Torrejao: III 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.)

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