Institution of the Ministry of Acolyte

Bishop Edward Burns, the Bishop of Dallas, instituted seminarians into the ministry of acolyte on Monday, October 9, 2023. The ministry of acolyte is the final ministry before seminarians are ordained to the diaconate. In the rite of institution, the bishop hands those to be instituted a paten with bread and says, “Take this vessel with bread for the celebration of the Eucharist. Make your life worthy of your service at the table of the Lord and of His Church.” Bishop Burns encouraged the seminarians to remain committed to their formation and to rely on the grace that comes with their vocation.  

From the Diocese of Alexandria: Matthew Bonner

From the Archdiocese of Atlanta: William Whitlow

From the Community of Jesus Crucified: Br. Francis Xavier Gyles, CJC

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

From the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux: Scott Beslin

From the Diocese of Jackson: William Joseph Foggo

From the Diocese of Lafayette: Evan Hebert and Stephen Melancon

From the Diocese of Memphis: Chris Fagin

From the Diocese of Nashville: James Grossheim and David Herrera

From the Archdiocese of New Orleans: Brett Barrios, Christian Guilbeau, and William Sigl

From the Diocese of San Angelo: Joshua Basse

From the Archdiocese of Tororo: Allan Musosi Tembesi

From the Diocese of Tyler: Joseph Belair and Edwin Mireles

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