Thirty priesthood students from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology received the ministry of lector on Feb. 13 in the seminary’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Coyne, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, installed the lectors.
The seminarians receiving the ministry included Chris A. Floersh of the Diocese of Knoxville. The ministry of lector is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from Scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. A lector also may recite psalms between the readings and present the intentions for the general intercessions.
Twenty priesthood students from St. Meinrad received the ministry of acolyte on Feb. 13 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Bishop Coyne installed the acolytes.
The seminarians receiving the ministry included Adam W. Royal of the Diocese of Knoxville. An acolyte assists a deacon or priest, primarily in the celebration of Mass.