Record Staff Report
Four seminarians from the Archdiocese of Louisville received ministries on Feb. 14 at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel.
Minh Quan Nguyen and Dinh Loi Pham received the ministry of acolyte. An acolyte assists a deacon or priest, primarily in the celebration of Mass. He attends to the needs of the altar and may distribute Communion as an auxiliary minister. He also may be entrusted with the public veneration of the Blessed Sacrament, but does not give the Benediction, which is reserved for a priest or deacon.
Dustin S. Hungerford and Conor H. Wellman received the ministry of lector, which is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from Scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. A lector also may recite psalms between the readings and present the intentions for the general intercessions.
Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester, N.H., conferred the ministries.