Candidate Formation Classes
Deacons and Spouses Invited

In September we begin the fourth year of theological formation of our diaconate candidates. As a way of fostering the effort of continuing formation among our diaconate community, deacons are invited to the sessions provided as one means of fulfilling the annual requirements for continuing formation credits.

Please find listed below the course offerings for the upcoming year. If you would like to audit one of the courses please click on the Registration link next to the course title, or for further information, please contact Fr Bob Oliveira at: 508-992-3184 or Deacon Frank Lucca at 508-999-8872.

Fall Semester 2018


Marriage: Instructor – Deacon Maurice A. Quellette [ Register Soon ]

Tuesday Evening Classes: [Register]
September: 11,18,25

October: 2,16,23,

November: 6,13,27

December: 4,11

Canon Law: - Instructor – Rev. Jeffrey Cabral, JCL [ Register Soon ]

Thursday Evening Classes: [Register]

October: 4,18,25

November: 8,15,29

December: 6,13

Spring Semester 2019


Homiletics: Instructor -- Rev. David Frederici [ Register Soon ]

Tuesday Evening Classes: [Register]
January: 8,15,22,29

February: 5,12,26




Book of Revelation: Instructor -- Deacon Eugene Sassesville  

Thursday Evening Classes: [Register]

January: 10,17,24,31


Liturgy: Instructors -- Msgr. Stephen Avila & Rev. Daniel Lacroix

Thursday Evening Classes: [Register]

  February: 7,14,28

  March: 14,21,28


  May: 2

Classes are held at Holy Name Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 121 Mt. Pleasant St. New Bedford, MA 02740.  Sessions begin with prayer at 6:30 pm and classes are held from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. For further information regarding the schedule of classe, please contact Fr Bob Oliveira at 508 992 3184. 



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