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Our Two Newest Lectors
by armaghpriest.com on December 9th, 2015

Mr. Callum Young and Mr. James Norney were admitted to the Ministry of Lector by Archbishop Eamon Martin in St. Nicholas' Church, Dundalk on Tuesday December 8th 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Both Callum and James are in formation for priesthood for our archdiocese in the Redemptoris Mater House of Formation in Dundalk. 

Callum and James are pictured above with Archbishop Eamon and Rev. Damien Quigley, deacon. 

Read more about the ministry of lector in this extract from Ministeria Quedam, the apostolic letter of Pope Paul VI issued in 1972:

"The reader is appointed for a function proper to him, that of reading the word of God in the liturgical assembly. Accordingly, he is to proclaim the readings from sacred Scripture, except for the gospel in the Mass and other sacred celebrations; he is to recite the psalm between the readings when there is no psalmist; he is to present the intentions for the general intercessions in the absence of a deacon or cantor; he is to direct the singing and the participation by the faithful; he is to instruct the faithful for the worthy reception of the sacraments. He may also, insofar as may be necessary, take care of preparing other faithful who are appointed on a temporary basis to read the Scriptures in liturgical celebrations. That he may more fittingly and perfectly fulfill these functions, he is to meditate assiduously on sacred Scripture.

Aware of the office he has undertaken, the reader is to make every effort and employ suitable means to acquire that increasingly warm and living love and knowledge of Scripture that will make him a more perfect disciple of the Lord."

(Source: http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/p6minors.htm)


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