On September 17, 2017, Timothy Schumaker (Milwaukee), Alexander Nwosu (Milwaukee), Michael Lawinger (Milwaukee), Patrick Magnor (Milwaukee), Jonathon Schmeckel (Milwaukee), Jon Hynek II (Green Bay), Sergio Rodriguez (Milwaukee), Jordan Berghouse (Milwaukee), Francisco Ogbonna (Madison), Edward Sanchez (Milwaukee), Michael Johnson (Madison), Carlos Londono (Milwaukee) and Nicholas Baumgardner (Milwaukee) delcared their candidacy for the priesthood and were joyfully accepted.
The timing of candidacy varies by seminary and by diocese. Saint Francis de Sales Seminary previously admitted men to candidacy at the beginning of their third year of theology. This year, the change was made to declaring at the beginning of the first year of theology. Thus, men from several years made their declaration to Auxiliary Bishop James T. Schuerman during the Mass.
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