30 students installed as lectors
February 14, 2014
Thirty priesthood students
from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad,
IN, received the ministry of lector on February 13, 2014, in the
Seminary's St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Auxiliary Bishop Christopher
Coyne, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, installed the
The seminarians receiving the ministry were:
- Brandon J. Bigam and Jeff E. Childers, Diocese of
- William W. Burmester, Jose G. Caballero Andrade, Stephen W.
Hart, Ramses A. Mendieta-Lacayo, Robert S. Smith and Jerry D.
Wilkerson, Diocese of Little Rock
- Anthony R. Stange, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
- Omar D. Garcia and Ryan A. McCandless, Diocese of Salina
- Kelly L. Edwards and Edwin A. Nalagan, Archdiocese of Oklahoma
- Colby J. Elbert and Joseph M. Stoverink, Diocese of
- David J. Farrell, Archdiocese of Louisville
- Chris A. Floersh, Diocese of Knoxville
- Br. Stephen C. Lawson, OSB, St. Anselm Abbey
- John P. Masterson, Diocese of Memphis
- Nicholas J. Napolitano, Joseph K. O'Gorman and Jeremy P.
Winter, Archdiocese of Mobile
- Br. David K. N'Djam, OSB, Monastere de l'Incarnation
- Dua Anh Nguyen and Tam Manh Nguyen, Archdiocese of Hanoi
- Sangbeom Park, Diocese of Busan, South Korea
- John Pfister and Jerry L. Pratt, Diocese of Evansville
- Matthew J. Schmitz, Diocese of Crookston
- Richard A. Toboso, Glenmary Home Missioners.
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 in theology and a Master of Arts in
pastoral theology. The Permanent Deacon Formation Program offers
academic, spiritual and professional formation to permanent deacon
candidates, in partnership with individual dioceses.