Men in formation profess third Glenmary oath

Posted: 5/16/2017

Above photo, Richard Toboso, right, smiles at the conclusion of Mass May 16 at Our Lady of the Fields Chapel after making his third temporary oath. Photo at right, Charles Aketch, center, signs his third temporary oath during Mass in Blakely, Ga. on May 7.


Charles Aketch and Richard Toboso each professed their third temporary oath as Glenmary Home Missioners in May.

Both candidates are studying to become priests. Their Third Oaths are made for one year, at the conclustion of which they may profess their Final Oaths as Glenmary Home Missioners.

Aketch professed his Third Oath May 7 during Mass at Glenmary's Holy Family Church in Blakely, Ga., with Glenmary Father John Brown presiding. Aketch is the pastoral associate at St. Luke, Glenmary's mission in Cuthbert, Ga. 

Toboso professed his Third Oath May 16 at Glenmary's Our Lady of the Fields Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio, during Mass. Glenmary president Father Chet Artysiewicz was the celebrant.

The Glenmary Oath recommits the men to living the "Glenmary way of life," which includes, "a special practice of poverty, chastity, obedience and prayer" and to the "missionary apostolate in the rural areas and small towns of the United States."

Aketch and Toboso originally hail from Kenya. Both will be eligible to profess their Final Oath in 2018.