11 start deacon training
The candidates are: Kevin Cody, Karl Cooper, Joseph Dion, all of Manchester; Leland Fastnacht, Salem; Richard Hilton, Wolfeboro; Stephen Kaneb, South Hampton; Fintan Moore, Keene; William Stuart, Loudon; Terry Sullivan, Hampstead; Lam Tran, Manchester; and Steve Veneman, Nashua.
The Permanent Diaconate Formation Program lasts four years and has two parts: One year of Aspirancy followed by three years of Candidacy, when the candidate undergoes further academic, spiritual and pastoral training.
Men interested in becoming deacons are encouraged to speak with their pastors and families. More information may be found at www.catholicnh.org/newdeacons.