Institution of Lectors


The Rite of the Institution of Lectors took place at Notre Dame Seminary in the chapel on Thursday, March 25th. Bishop Stephen Parkes of the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, presided at the Mass for the Institution of Lectors. The Rite of Institution of Lectors is one of the ministries a seminarian must receive before ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood. Those given the ministry of Lector are entrusted with reading the Sacred Scriptures during Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. Each seminarian receiving the ministry of Lector were instructed by Bishop Parkes, “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.”