Students receive ministry of lector at Saint Meinrad

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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

The seminarians receiving the ministry were:

  • Nicholas Biever, Bradley Gehlhausen and Aaron Herrenbruck, Diocese of Evansville, IN

  • Charles Delano and Stefan Kaniewski, Diocese of Springfield, IL

  • Alexander Houston, Diocese of Knoxville, TN

  • André Nadeau, Diocese of Manchester, NH

  • Aaron Noll, Khui Shing and Isaac Siefker, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN

  • Richard Perkins, Archdiocese of Mobile, AL

  • Michael Reyes, OSB, Saint Meinrad Archabbey

  • Matthew Smyser, Diocese of Lexington, KY

  • Luan Van Tran and Giang Vu, Diocese of Burlington, VT

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.