Students receive ministry of acolyte at Saint Meinrad

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Twenty-five priesthood students from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, received the ministry of acolyte on February 17, in the Seminary’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Archbishop Charles Thompson, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, installed the acolytes.

The seminarians receiving the ministry were:

  • Fedinard Aliet, Joseph Maundu, Fredrick Ochieng, Cavine Okello and Cyrus Samba, Glenmary Home Missioners

  • Anthony Armbruster, Samuel Rosko and Justin Bobby Vogel, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN

  • Donald Beaty, Daniel Herman and Michael Willey, Diocese of Knoxville, TN

  • Justin Farr and Seth Reed, Diocese of Nashville, TN

  • Kyeongbeom John Lee, Diocese of Busan, South Korea

  • Alex McCullough and Jayke White, Diocese of Springfield, IL

  • Matthew Millay, Archdiocese of Louisville, KY

  • Hung Nguyen, Archdiocese of Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Eric Ouellette, Diocese of Manchester, NH

  • Jose Rolando Perez, Diocese of Memphis, TN

  • Phillip Rogier and Caleb Scherzinger, Diocese of Evansville, IN

  • Joseph Schultz, Archdiocese of Mobile, AL

  • Seth Slone, Diocese of Lexington, KY

  • Ryan Winger, Diocese of Amarillo, TX

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.