Formation Candidates Installed in Ministry of Lector03.27.23
The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, installed 18 Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) seminarians in the Ministry of Lector on Saturday, March 25 in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. The Mass was followed by a reception and dinner for the seminarians and their parents.
Those instituted into the Ministry of Lector include:
ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI
Adam James Boehnlein, St. Augustine, Minster, Ohio
Anthony Joseph Brandt, Holy Trinity, Batavia, Ohio
Luke Robert Danis, St. Brigid, Xenia, Ohio
Bao Theduc Duong, St. Veronica, Cincinnati
Zachary Sterling Jarrell, Holy Angels, Dayton, Ohio
David Thomas Morand, Holy Angels, Sidney, Ohio
DIOCESE OF CHARLOTTE
Clement Ingemar Rene Akerblom, St. Ann, Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert Warren Bauman, St. Ann, Charlotte, North Carolina
Michael Patrick Camilleri, St. Elizabeth, Boone, North Carolina
John Warren Cuppett, St. Leo the Great, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Maximilian Karl Frei, St. Ann, Charlotte, North Carolina
Bryan Illagor, Our Lady of the Americas, Biscoe, North Carolina
Bradley Thomas Loftin, St. Mark, Huntersville, North Carolina
James Michael Lugo, Immaculate Conception, Forest City, North Carolina
Noe Jesus Sifuentes, Sacred Heart, Salisbury, North Carolina
Peter James Townsend, St. Ann, Charlotte, North Carolina
DIOCESE OF TOLEDO
Frederick Dominic del Guidice, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Wooster, Ohio
Evan Michael Sekerak, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio
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 first 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.
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.
For additional information about MTSM, please contact email@example.com or 513-231-2223.
Anthony R. Brausch, Ph.D., President & Rector of MTSM.