Fifteen seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, including three for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, were instituted into the ministry of lector April 25 at the seminary’s St. Martin’s Chapel in Wynnewood. Bishop Paul S. Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington was the main celebrant for the Mass.

The three Philadelphia seminarians receiving the ministry were First Theology students Kyle Adamczyk, Eric Banecker and Austin Chukinas. Through their ministry and as they continue formation at the seminary toward priestly ordination, the lectors are empowered to proclaim Scripture during Catholic liturgies. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

15 men were instituted in to the ministry of lectors including three from Philadelphia

Seminarians about to receive the ministry of lector process into St. Martin’s Chapel at the start of Mass.

15 men from St Charles Seminary were institued in to the ministry of lectors


St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.


Bishop Timothy Senior, rector of St. Charles Seminary, observes the institution rite.

Kyle Adamczyk

Kyle Adamczyk receives the ministry of lector from Bishop Paul Loverde.

Eric Banecker

Eric Banecker is instituted into the ministry of lector.

Austin Chukinas

Austin Chukinas becomes a lector as he receives his ministry from Bishop Loverde.

Kyle Adamczyk, Austin Chukinas, Eric Banecker and fellow seminarians from St Charles recess

Kyle Adamczyk, Austin Chukinas, Eric Banecker and fellow seminarians from St. Charles sing the closing hymn of the Mass as they recess from the chapel.

Austin Chukinas, Senior, Eric Banecker, Kyle Adamczyk

Posing for a photo after the Mass are (from left) Austin Chukinas, Bishop Timothy Senior, Bishop Paul Loverde, Eric Banecker and Kyle Adamczyk.


The celebrants and liturgical ministers for the Mass pause for a prayer outside the sacristy of St. Martin’s Chapel before the start of Mass.