Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. of the Diocese of Peoria traveled to the Mount to install the new class of lectors and acolytes at the seminary. At a Mass on Friday afternoon, 32 seminarians in the class of 2015, were permanently installed as lectors in Immaculate Conception Chapel, while the following morning, 21 seminarians, mostly from the class of 2014, were installed as acolytes, thus passing one of the final steps on the way to ordination. Lector and acolyte are the two remaining minor orders, now called ministries, bestowed upon seminarians as they progress through their priestly formation. For the seminarian, the installation into these ministries symbolizes a further step taken on the path toward the altar of Jesus Christ.
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