Acolytes and Lectors instituted by Bishop McKenna

Bishop Michael McKenna instituted seven men to the ministries of Acolyte and Lector at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. John, on 21st September 2014.

Josh Clayton, Paul Windsor, Charles Applin and Chris Milroy were admitted to the ministry of Acolyte. These men are currently among those undertaking formation and discernment for the permanent diaconate. Eddie Gibbons and seminarian Karl Sinclair were also instituted as Acolytes at the same time and seminarian Dong Nguyen to the Ministry of Lector.  

Canon 1035 of the Code of Canon Law states “Before anyone may be promoted to the diaconate, whether permanent or transitory, he must have received the ministries of lector and acolyte, and have exercised them for the appropriate time”.  

A lector is someone who, in the particular liturgy of the Church, is assigned to read a biblical text other than the Gospel.  

The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning an attendant. An acolyte serves at the altar, assists the priest and deacon and prepares the altar and the sacred vessels. 

Please keep all these men in your prayers.

Father Reynold Jaboneta
Assistant Vocations Director