Formation Candidates Installed in Ministry of Lector03.28.22
The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, installed 20 Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology seminarians in the Ministry of Lector on Saturday, March 26 in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. The Mass was followed by a reception and dinner for the seminarians and their parents.
The Ministry of Lector is one of three formal steps required by the Church prior to one’s being ordained to the transitional diaconate and priesthood. This installation typically occurs after a man has completed his second year of Theology.
The first step is the Rite of Candidacy through which a man formally states his intention to be formed for ordination. The Ministry of Lector follows and is a formal recognition, on his part, of the relationship he is called to have with Sacred Scripture and his willingness to apply himself to its study and proclamation for the good of the Church. The Ministry of Acolyte, the final ministry received prior to ordination, is a formal recognition of his willingness to serve the community, primarily in Her liturgical rites.
Those instituted into the Ministry of Lector include:
ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI
Nicholas Charles Emmerling, St. Ann, Cincinnati
Curtis James Gross, St. Margaret of York, Cincinnati
Kraig Edward Gruss, Holy Trinity, Cincinnati
David Bradley Homoelle, St. Robert Bellarmine, Cincinnati
Daniel Jacob Jasek, Our Lady of Good Hope, Miamisburg, OH
Benjamin John Klare, St. Ignatius Loyola, Cincinnati
Nam Thanh Mac, Our Lady of Lavang, Cincinnati
Nha Thanh Ngo, Our Lady of Lavang, Cincinnati
Benjamin Michael Packer, St. Francis de Sales, Cincinnati
Alexander Maurice Parra, St. Gertrude, Cincinnati
Jacob Gregory Schmiesing, Holy Angels, Sidney, OH
DIOCESE OF CHARLOTTE
Christopher William Angermeyer, St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte, NC
Anthony del Cid Lucero, St. Joseph, Newton, NC
Nicholas James Kramer, St. Margaret Mary, Swannanoa, NC
Luke Joseph Martin, St. Mark, Huntersville, NC
Kolbe Raymond Murrey, St. John the Baptist, Tryon, NC
Andrew Jeffery Templeton, St. Michael, Gastonia, NC
James Connor Tweed, Sacred Heart, Brevard, NC
Joseph Gerard Yellico, St. Mark, Huntersville, NC
DIOCESE OF TOLEDO
Kevin Matthew McGraw, St. Charles Borromeo, Lima, OH
MTSM is a graduate-level Catholic Seminary and School of Theology. Founded in 1829, our 75-acre campus provides preparation for ordination to the priesthood and permanent diaconate as part of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. In addition, our School of Theology offers classes for graduate and certification programs for laity, clergy and religious.