Institution of Lectors

On Tuesday, February 28th, Bishop Talley of the Diocese of Memphis 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 Talley, “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 new lectors will now proclaim the readings of Sacred Scripture at Mass for the community.

Pray that these men grow in wisdom and love of the Scriptures through their new roles as lectors:

Diocese of Alexandria: Matthew Bonner

Archdiocese of Atlanta: Patrick Creamer and William Whitlow

Community of Jesus Crucified: Br. Francis Xavier Gyles

Diocese of Dallas: Wesley Castaneda, John Cavanna, Benjamin Crocker, Kyle Fletcher, Roberto Herrera, Ike Iwuji, Dale Sullivan, and Zak Zapletal

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux: Scott Beslin

Diocese of Jackson: William Foggo

Diocese of Lafayette: Evan Hebert and Stephen Melancon

Diocese of Memphis: Chris Fagin

Diocese of Nashville: James Grossheim and David Herrera

Archdiocese of New Orleans: Brett Barrios, Christian Guilbeau, and Will Sigl

Diocese of San Angelo: Joshua Basse

Archdiocese of Tororo: Allan Tembesi

Diocese of Tyler: Joseph Belair and Edwin Mireles