The ministry of lector, whereby men are commissioned to proclaim the sacred Scriptures in Catholic liturgies, was conferred by Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald upon eight seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Philadelphia Archdiocese and 10 men in formation for the permanent diaconate on Saturday, Sept. 17 in St. Martin’s Chapel of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood. The bishop also conferred the ministry upon nine other men from four dioceses and the Vincentian order. For Philadelphia, seminarians included David M. Buffum, Marco A. Casanova, Alessandro P. Giardini, John W. Howarth, David P. O’Brien, Alexander W. Pancoast, Quy K. Pham and Anthony M. Raymundo; permanent deacon candidates included Joseph P. Boyle, Gerald J. Cassidy, Henry C. Fila, Franz N. Fruehwald, Matthew A. Horvath, Gregg W. Hoyer, James V. Nash, Mark D. Nowakowski, Paul F. Stoyell-Mulholland and Thomas N. Verna. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Win free tickets, help support CatholicPhilly.com
CatholicPhilly.com often partners with our region's top cultural venues. During this two-week period, you can benefit by our association with The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Make a donation of any amount during this period and you will receive two general admission tickets to Philadelphia's premier educational museum -- that's a $60 value.
Use our secure credit card form by clicking the link below. That will enable us to contact you so we can send the tickets, which are valid to September 2018.
Your donation helps us to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith. Your gift gift of $40, $50, $100, or more will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by credit card here: