“Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people.”
This statement is what defines the ministry of Lector. The lector is to become a vehicle of the Word in order for the people to fall in love with the word of God. The role of the lector is to read, pray, and live out the what they are proclaiming.
A solemn and joyful ritual punctuated this year’s Fifth Sunday of Lent as nine members of our second theology class were installed as Lectors on Sunday, April 3 during a Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Robert McManus, Bishop of Worcester, MA.
After the Liturgy of the Word, Bishop McManus conferred the Ministry of Lector on each man by successively placing the Sacred Scriptures in their hands and voicing the Church’s instructions to, “Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people.” Each sounded off a resolute “Amen” as they became instituted Lectors, officially designated to read the Scriptures in the liturgy.
This ceremony marks an important step toward ordination. Though they may have been lectors in their own parishes or ministries, now they encounter God's Word in a deeper sense. They proclaim the Scriptures and embrace the role of teachers of God's Word.
Please keep these men in prayer as they continue this journey that will ultimately lead (God willing) to priesthood.Photo Album
Mr. Marcelo Ferrari - Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. Matthew Harrington - Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. David Joanis - Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. Luke Johnson - Diocese of Worcester
Mr. Christopher Letizia - Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. Thuy (Joseph) Nguyen - Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. Jairon Olmos - Diocese of Providence
Mr. David Pineda - Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. Hung Tran - Archdiocese of Boston
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