One of the milestones on a seminarian’s journey to becoming a priest is the reception during his second and third year to the ministries of lector and acolyte, respectively. On October 30th, the Most Reverend Donald Hanchon, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, celebrated the Mass of Installation to receive three men into the ministry of acolyte, and ten men into the ministry of lector.
The newly installed Acolytes, third-year theologians, are Tyler Arens from the Diocese of Lansing and Christian Flagstadt and Brandon Yanni from the Diocese of Marquette.
The ten newly installed Lectors are second-year theologians, and include Richard Dorsch, Charles Giroux, Jeremy Schupbach, and Andrew Okley Smith from the Archdiocese of Detroit; Cory Bilodeau, and Kevin Hufnagel from the Diocese of Lansing; Matthew Chartier from the Diocese of Marquette; Joseph Hahn from the Diocese of Steubenville; Colin Wright from the Diocese of Gaylord; and Br. David Andrew Snow from the SOLT religious community.
Newly installed lectors will proclaim the Sacred Scriptures during the liturgy — with the exception of the Gospel, which is reserved for a deacon or priest — and the acolytes will assist the deacon and priest in the celebration of Mass and caring for Sacred Vessels.
Please join us in congratulating the newly installed student-theologians and in continuing to pray for their union with Christ as they progress along their path to priesthood.