Fourteen men studying to become permanent deacons were installed into the rite of lector Monday, Oct. 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Bishop Timothy C. Senior, rector of the seminary, conferred the rite in Immaculate Conception Chapel joined by priests and other permanent deacons, as well as the wives of the men receiving the ministry that empowers them to proclaim the Word of God in Catholic liturgical celebrations. The men continue their formation, with studies at St. Charles Seimary, toward eventual ordination to the permanent diaconate. (All photos by Sarah Webb)
The men include:
Anthony J. Bellitto, St. Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale;
John R. Bowie, St. John Chrysostom Parish, Wallingford;
Michael J. Cushing, St. Jude Parish, Chalfont;
Thomas J. Fisher, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane;
M. Kevin Harrington, Holy Cross Parish, Springfield;
Patrick J. Kennedy, St. Philip Neri Parish, Pennsburg;
Stephen E. Liberatore, Assumption B.V.M. Parish, West Grove;
Christopher J. Mars, St. David Parish, Willow Grove;
Daniel E. Mazurek, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Wayne;
John J. Pfeifer, St. Andrew Parish, Newtown;
Kevin J. Potter, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Glenside;
Christopher C. Roberts, Our Mother of Consolation Parish, Philadelphia;
Mark R. Szewczak, St. Ann Parish, Phoenixville; and
Justin J. Watkins, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Oxford.
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