Dustin S. Hungerford, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Louisville, received the ministry of acolyte on Feb. 13 at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
According to an announcement from the seminary, “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.”
Hungerford is a parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle Church and is currently in his second year of theology at St. Meinrad.