17 MTSM Seminarians Installed in Ministry of Acolyte11.09.23
The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, installed 17 Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) seminarians in the Ministry of Acolyte on November 8 in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great.
“You should seek to understand the deep spiritual meaning of what you will be doing,” Archbishop Schnurr said during his homily.
Three formal steps are required by the Church prior to being ordained into the diaconate and priesthood. The first step is the Rite of Candidacy at which a man formally states his intention to be formed for ordination. The second is the Ministry of Lector which is a formal recognition of the relationship he is called to have with Sacred Scripture and his willingness to apply himself to its study and proclamation for the good of the Church.
The Ministry of Acolyte is the final ministry received prior to ordination as a transitional deacon. It is a formal recognition of the willingness to serve the community, primarily in its liturgical rites and usually occurs during the second year of priestly formation.
Those installed are listed below:
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Front Row: Zachary Jarrell (Dayton), David Morand (Sidney), The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr (Archbishop of Cincinnati), Bao Duong (Cincinnati), Anthony Brandt (Batavia)
Back Row: Luke Danis (Xenia), Adam Boehnlein (Minster)
Diocese of Charlotte
Front Row: Michael Camilleri (Boone), Clement Akerblom (Charlotte), The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr (Archbishop of Cincinnati), Bryan Ilagor (Biscoe), Michael Lugo (Forest City)
Back Row: John Cuppett (Winston-Salem), Bradley Loftin (Huntersville), Peter Townsend (Charlotte), Robert Bauman (Charlotte), Maximilian Frei (Charlotte)
Diocese of Toledo
From Left: Frederick del Guidice (Wooster), The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr (Archbishop of Cincinnati), Evan Sekerak (Bowling Green)