24 students receive ministry of lector
February 16, 2012
Twenty-four priesthood students from Saint Meinrad Seminary and
School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, received the ministry of
lector on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, in the Seminary's St. Thomas
Aquinas Chapel. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, of the Archdiocese of
Louisville, installed the lectors.
The seminarians receiving the ministry were:
- Adam Ahern, Douglas Hunter, Michael Keucher, Archdiocese of
- Nicholas Ajpacaja Tzoc, Basilio Az Cuc and James Dennis,
Diocese of Owensboro
- Peter Bucalo, Archdiocese of Louisville
- Michael Cronin, Diocese of Sioux City
- Thomas Dunn, Diocese of Joliet
- Aaron Foshee and Lance Warren, Archdiocese of Oklahoma
- Jeremy Goebel, Diocese of Evansville
- Michael Kuper, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
- Hiep Nguyen, Diocese of Cheyenne
- Clive Otieno, Godfrey Musabe and Ambrose Wanyonyi, Glenmary
- Daniel Phillips, Archdiocese of Mobile
- Trevor Schroeder and Joseph Tumasian, Diocese of Toledo
- Martin Siebold, Diocese of Little Rock
- Philippe Tchalou, OSB, Monastere de l'Incarnation
- Luke Waugh, OSB, Saint Meinrad Archabbey
- Fernando Zamora Diaz, Diocese of Memphis.
The ministry of lector 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.
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology offers initial and
continuing education for priests, permanent deacons and lay
ministers. A two-year pre-theology program leads to a Master of
Arts in Catholic Philosophical Studies. The four-year theology
program leads to a Master of Divinity degree.
Lay students can earn a Master of Catholic Philosophical
Studies, a Master of Arts (Catholic Thought and Life) or a Master
of Theological Studies. The Permanent Deacon Formation Program
offers academic, spiritual and professional formation to permanent
deacon candidates, in partnership with individual dioceses.