See scenes from the Mass in the grand St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary at which Bishop David O’Connell of Trenton conferred the ministry of acolyte upon seminarians and candidates for the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 7. Read the full story here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Candidates for the ministry of acolyte process into St. Martin’s chapel at the start of the Mass May 7 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Hector Ramirez along with fellow seminarians and permanent diaconate candidates were instituted into the ministry of acolyte on Saturday, May 7 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Seminarians and permanent deacon candidates present themselves before Trenton Bishop David O’Connell before he confers the ministry of acolyte upon them May 7 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Kyle Adamczyk (right), a Second Theology seminarian studying for the Philadelphia Archdiocese, receives the ministry of acolyte from Bishop David O’Connell.
Anthony Bellitto, from St. Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale, receives the ministry of acolyte.
Seminarians and deacon candidates bring the offertory gifts to the altar.
Bishop David O’Connell (center), along with seminary rector Bishop Timothy Senior (right),
and other priests concelebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Stephen Liberatore from Assumption B.V.M. Parish in West Grove
Seminarian Patrick Muka ( left) of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Penndel and permanent deacon candidate Daniel Mazurek of St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Wayne, recess out of the chapel at the close of Mass
The seminarians from all dioceses and the permanent deacon candidates pose after the Mass May 7 at St. Charles Seminary with presiding Bishop David O’Connell (rear, center left), seminary rector Bishop Timothy Senior (rear, center right) plus seminary faculty members and other priests.
The permanent deacon candidates pose for a photo with their wives, along with the bishops and priests after Mass.
The five newly instituted acolytes for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia pose with with Father Patrick Welsh (left), vice rector of the seminary’s Theology Division, and Bishop Timothy Senior, seminary rector.