Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Rite of Candidacy for Eric Flores and Benjamin Grothouse

December 18, 2022
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Arlington, TX

Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-24

Today as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent we formally receive as candidates for ordination, Benjamin Grothouse and Eric Flores. These two men have been in discernment and seminary formation for over eight years having answered the call from Christ to follow Him on this path to priestly ordination and ministry.

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