Seminarians Alexander Brown and Miguel Ramirez were instituted in the Ministry of Lector recently, another step on their continuing journey toward the Priesthood.
The Ministry of Lector is one of the ministries a seminarian must receive before ordination to the Diaconate and the Priesthood.
Those given the Ministry of Lector are entrusted with reading the Sacred Scriptures at Mass, during the Liturgy of the Hours, and during other liturgies of the Church.
During the Rite of Institution of Lectors, each seminarian receives the following instruction: “Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of His people.”
The Rite was administered during Mass with their class in St. Martin Chapel at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary near Philadelphia. Brown and Ramirez are currently in their second year of the four-year Theology program at the seminary.