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Eight Installed in Ministry of Reader 2/25/2016

Eight candidates took a step toward holy orders as they were installed to the Institution of Reader by the Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, during Mass in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great February 20. A large crowd of parents and guests was present for the Mass and Parents-Seminarians Dinner which followed.

Candidates, at the end of the second year of formation, petition for and if selected, receive the Ministry of Reader. This calls them to be servants of the Living Word of God. In proclaiming the readings at liturgy, the reader does more than simply read. Those who exercise the Ministry of Reader must be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from listening to the sacred readings.

After the gospel, the bishop sat and the deacon called the candidates forward one by one. The bishop handed each candidate the Bible saying, “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 readers each answered, “Amen” and handed the Bible back to the bishop. 

Congratulation to those installed:

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Christopher Komoroski
Benson Lotiang’a
Andrew Reckers
Jeremy Stubbs

Diocese of Tulsa
David Carvajal Casal
Timothy Fernandez, Jr.
Robert Healey

Diocese of Youngstown
Ryan Furlong


Click the following link to view the celebration of the Mass as eight seminarians were installed to the Institution of Reader

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