Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ROME • Marianist Brother Daniel among those installed as lectors

 ROME • Among those installed as lectors and acolytes at the International Marianist Seminary was seminarian Brother Daniel who was were instituted into the ministry of lector during a celebration of the Eucharist recently.

Brother Daniel, at left, of the Province of Meribah , who is in his first year of theological studies, was among those seminarians instituted. The 14th Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr. Manuel Cortes, S.M., celebrated the Mass and instituted the new lectors.

Proclaiming the Word of God today will result in the change, transformation, conversion and renewal of those who proclaim it as well as hearers and the worldwide church.
Handing the book of Sacred Scriptures to each seminarian, he said, “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 institution as lector is one of the ministerial steps leading towards diaconal and priestly ordination.

As the rite indicates, a lector is charged with preaching the Word of God in the liturgical assembly, instructing children and adults in the faith, and preparing all to receive the sacraments worthily.