Before a man can be ordained to Holy Orders he must first receive and have exercised the Ministries of Lector and Acolyte. Institution into these ministries marks an important progression in his discernment of the priesthood. Please join us at this Mass where Archbishop Coleridge will institute Brs Tyson, Conor and Matthew to the Ministry of Acolyte.
As Acolytes, the brothers are appointed to serving at the Altar in a unique manner, providing a particular service to the priest. In order to better exercise this ministry, the Acolyte is called to learn all matters concerning public worship and to grasp their deep spiritual meaning so that he may better offer himself to God and grow in love of the people of God, especially the weak and the sick.
While this is an institution to official duties for the brothers, it is also a celebration of the gradual confirmation of their discernment, and for this reason, it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this together.