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diaconal formation program in which the aspirant or candidate pre viously participated d. In a case where an aspirant comes from another diocesan Church, a letter of recommendation from his previous pastor, as well as con sultation with that Church’s vocations and diaconate offices e. An assessment of the aspirant’s or candidate’s aptitude for preach ing, catechizing, and evangelization f. A personal assessment from the director of formation, prepared for the committee on admission, following the model prescribed by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments 19 209. Each aspirant will be interviewed by the committee on admission to appraise his readiness for admission into the candidate stage of for mation. The committee will also meet separately with the wife of a married aspirant to ascertain her level of consent and support for her husband’s promotion into candidate formation. Finally, the committee will review all pertinent data on the aspirant.The vote of each member and the rationale for the vote is to be recorded. The director of for mation, on behalf of the committee, will prepare “a declaration which outlines the profile of the [aspirant’s personality] . . . and a judgment of suitability.” 20 This declaration, accompanied by the individual vote and rationale of each member of the committee, is prepared for the diocesan bishop, who selects those to be admitted to candidate for mation. A copy of the declaration and the diocesan bishop’s letter to the aspirant regarding his acceptance into candidacy, as well as a copy of the personal, handwritten, and signed letter of consent prepared by the married aspirant’s wife, is placed in the petitioner’s personal file. 21 IV. The Rite of Admission to Candidacy 210. The Rite of Admission to Candidacy is to be celebrated as soon as possible after the aspirant is admitted. In this rite, the one who aspires

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