Thirteen Installed in Ministry of Lector04.04.17
Thirteen candidates took a step toward holy orders as they were installed to the Institution of Lector by the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, during Mass in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great April 1. A large crowd of parents and guests was present for the Mass and Parents-Seminarians Dinner which followed.
Candidates, at the end of the second year of formation, petition for and if selected, receive the Ministry of Lector. This calls them to be servants of the Living Word of God. In proclaiming the readings at liturgy, the lector does more than simply read. Those who exercise the Ministry of Lector must be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from listening to the sacred readings.
After the gospel, the archbishop sat and the deacon called the candidates forward one by one. The archbishop handed each candidate the Bible saying, “Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people.” The lectors each answered, “Amen” and handed the Bible back to the archbishop.
Congratulations to those installed:
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Aaron Charles Hess
Edward John Hoffmann
Louis Paul Jacquemin
Michael Andrew Kapolka
Anthony James Marcelli
Kenneth Scott Morgan
Elijah Richard Puthoff
John Andrew Stein
Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph
Kendall Alan Ketterlin
Eric Francis Nichols
Diocese of Toledo
Jared Gerard Horstman
Diocese of Tulsa
Manuel André Lazaro-Quintero
Fathers of Mercy
Br. Nathanael Lee Mudd, C.P.M.
Instituted by Bishop Murry in the Diocese of Youngstown (Sunday, November 6, 2016)
Scott Jason Brand
Photo Credit (l to r): Front Row: Father Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh, Eric Nichols, Aaron Hess, Manuel Lazaro-Quintero, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, Jared Horstman, K. Scott Morgan, Br. Nathanael Mudd, C.P.M, Fr. David Wilton, C.P.M. Second Row: Father Anthony Brausch, Elijah Puthoff, Edward Hoffmann, Kendall Ketterlin, Michael Kopolka, Anthony Marcelli, John Stein, Scott Brand, Louis Jacquemin.
Photo by E.L. Hubbard Photography.