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)