Monday, 10th December 2018

Ministry of Lector 2018

Posted on 20. Jan, 2018 in Carousel

From L to R: Msgr Ciarán O’Carroll, Rector; Fr John Coughlan, Director of Formation; Rev. Robert Smyth, deacon; Most Rev. Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore; Fr Paul Gitter, SJV Director of Formation; Fr Tom Norris, Spiritual Director; Fr Paul Finnerty, Vice-Rector

At Eucharist celebrated on Wednesday 17th January 2018 by Most Rev. Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, Mr Joseph Keegan, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Dublin, was conferred with the Ministry of Lector.

In his homily, Bishop Cullinan reminded us that the Word of God is a precious gift carried by those called to the Ministry of the Word. This gift of the Word has the capacity to enter into people’s lives through the ministry of the lector, which is not only a step towards the ordained ministry of deacon and priest, but is a distinct ministry in itself.

The seminary community congratulates Joe on this significant moment of his vocational journey.