Four men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia were instituted into the ministry of lector on Saturday, April 5 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Bishop Timothy C. Senior, seminary rector, presided at the rite and was main celebrant for the Mass. In addition to the four men studying for the priesthood for the archdiocese, nine other men studying for other dioceses also received the ministry. All are in the first theology class at the seminary. The ministry empowers those receiving the rite to proclaim the Word of God during Catholic liturgies. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Seminarian Manuel Flores of St. Hugh of Cluny Parish in Philadelphia received the ministry of lector.
Bishop Senior celebrates the Liturgy of the Eucharist as priest faculty and other priests concelebrate in St. Martin’s Chapel at the seminary.
As thurifer, seminarian Patrick Muka leads the procession by swinging the vessel that burns incense.
Seminiarian Keith Beaver
Matthew Brody, a seminarian and member of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish in North Wales, receives the lectionary from Bishop Senior during the rite.
Seminarian Brian Bonnolly receives the ministry of lector from Bishop Timothy Senior, celebrant of the Mass and rector of St. Charles Seminary.
From left, seminarians Keith Beaver and Matthew Brody pose with seminary vice rector Father Joseph Bongard, seminary rector Bishop Timothy Senior and seminarians Manuel Flores and Brian Connolly.