Twenty-one seminarians in the 3rd and 4th Theology classes received candidacy in a November 11 Mass celebrated by Baltimore's Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski. Candidacy is the final step on the way to deaconate ordination and the point when the deacons-to-be formally announce their intention to approach God's altar by declaring themselves as candidates for ordination. A number of family and friends attended the ceremony and joined the entire Mount community in congratulating these men who will be ordained in just a few short months.