Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seminarians Receive Ministries

On March 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, two Diocese of Scranton seminarians- Robert Dogal and Jonathan Kuhar– received ministries. Dogal received Ministry of Lector and Kuhar received Ministry of Acolyte. Following the ceremony, family and friends joined the seminarians for a reception.

Opening Procession 
Robert is from St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Kingston and Jonathan is from St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top. The church emphasizes the stages of the journey to Holy Orders through these ministries.

The Ministry of Lector calls men to be servants of the Living Word of God. In proclaiming the readings at liturgy, a reader does more than simply read. Those who exercise the ministry of lector must be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from listening to the sacred readings.

Acolytes are appointed to aid the deacon and to minister to the priest. It is his duty to attend to the service of the altar and to assist the deacon and the priest in liturgical celebrations, especially in the celebration of Mass. He may also distribute communion as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion when appropriate.

Jonathan Kuhar receives Ministry of Acolyte.
Robert Dogal (far right) with friends after receiving Ministry of Lector.
Please keep them in prayer as they continue in their formation for Diocesan Priesthood!