Archbishop O’Brien Installs 54 Lectors

January 16th, 2011 / 12:01 pm / Written by: / / Print this Post / 8 Comments »
Fifty-four seminarians of the Pontifical North American College were instituted to the Ministry of Lector during the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist on January 16, 2011.

The Most Rev. Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore, celebrated the Mass and instituted the new lectors.  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.”

In his homily, Archbishop O’Brien explained, “Today you are commissioned by our Church to be men of the Word, His Word.  From this day forward we expect you to grow in a knowledge and love of the Word until that day, please God, when through the laying on of hands, you will be empowered to speak that Word that will—literally, sacramentally—move Heaven to earth.”

The institution as lector is one of the ministries seminarians receive as they proceed towards diaconal and priestly ordination.  As the rite indicates, a lector is charged with proclaiming the Word of God in the liturgical assembly, instructing children and adults in the faith, and preparing them to receive the Sacraments worthily. 

Congratulations to all those newly installed to the ministry of lector. Photos can be viewed here.

The Newly Installed Lectors


William Appel
Diocese of Covington

Christopher Bernabe
Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Ian Bothur
Diocese of Norwich

Christopher Brashears
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

S. Patrick Broussard
Diocese of Lafayette

Paul Buchanan
Diocese of Charlotte

Eric Campbell
Diocese of Pittsburgh

Noah Carter
Diocese of Charlotte

Michael Conway
Diocese of Pittsburgh

Matthew Cowan
Diocese of Gaylord

Matthew Dalrymple
Archdiocese of Atlanta

Christopher De Leon
Archdiocese of Baltimore

Kyle Digmann
Archdiocese of Dubuque

Jeffrey Dole
Archdiocese of Dubuque

David Dufresne
Diocese of Arlington

Jonathan Ficara
Diocese of Norwich

Michael Fye
Diocese of Nashville

James Grau
Archdiocese of Detroit

John Henao Lopez
Diocese of Tyler

James Hinkle
Diocese of Arlington

Richard Hinkley
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Adam Hofer
Diocese of Rapid City

Thomas Howes
Diocese of St. Cloud

Joseph Koczur
Diocese of St. Cloud

Joseph Kuharski
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Joseph Kuhlman
Diocese of St. Augustine

Joshua Laws
Archdiocese of Baltimore


Juan Luxama
Diocese of Brooklyn

Matthew Marcus
Diocese of Harrisburg

Edward Maxfield, Jr.
Diocese of Steubenville

Nathaniel Miniatt
Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Sheldon Momaney
Diocese of Burlington

Mark Murphy
Archdiocese of Dubuque

Scott Murray
Diocese of Pembroke

Garrett Nelson
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

Aaron Nett
Diocese of St. Cloud

Daniel Poelma
Diocese of Cheyenne

Aaron Qureshi
Archdiocese of Washington

Mark Rainville
Diocese of Worcester

Taylor Reynolds
Diocese of Alexandria

David Rider
Archdiocese of New York

Robert Rodgers
Diocese of Cheyenne

Kyle Sahd
Diocese of Harrisburg

Thomas Schluep, Jr.
Diocese of Pittsburgh

Christopher Seith
Archdiocese of Washington

Bryan Shackett
Archdiocese of Detroit

Zachary Swantek
Archdiocese of Newark

Jeremy Theis
Diocese of St. Cloud

Dale Tuckerman
Diocese of Spokane

Jared Twenty
Diocese of Rockford

Andrew Vill
Diocese of Bridgeport

Michael Weitl
Diocese of Pembroke

Daniel Westermann
Diocese of Lansing

Robert Wolfe, II
Diocese of Bridgeport

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8 Responses to “Archbishop O’Brien Installs 54 Lectors”

  1. Pam Wolfe says:

    We are so proud of our son, Robert Wolfe! May God continue to bless him all the days of his life!!! We love you Robert! Mom, Dad and Nick

  2. Meredith and Jim Hinkle says:

    What a wonderful day for these 54 seminarians! We ask that God bless them all in their studies and their Lector duties. Thank you to the great photographer and to those responsible for the speedy pictures/article that were sent. Special love to our son, Jim Hinkle. Love, Mom, Dad and sister Jen.

  3. Sarah Campbell-Walowen says:

    I am so proud of my Brother, Eric Campbell – Diocese of Pittsburgh and all of the seminarians. What a wonderful step on the road to the Priesthood. Having the responsibility to proclaim the word of God is a true blessing for these young men. Love, Sarah

  4. Kathy Cowan says:

    We are proud of our son Matthew Cowan, thanks for the pictures and the news articles. Love to Matthew from Dad,Mom, John and Sara

  5. Kathleeen Rider says:

    Congratulations to all!

  6. Congratulations to David Rider, Sheldon Momaney and Chris Seith!
    Fr. Luke Sweeney

  7. Mike Momaney says:

    I so very pleased for all of you.

  8. Tim Hickey says:

    Congrats to Jonathan Ficara, Jim Hinkle and Paul Buchanan… you are missed at the Mount! God bless.

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