Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Students receive ministry of lector

March 03, 2017

Eighteen priesthood students from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, received the ministry of lector on March 2, 2017, in the Seminary's St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of the Archdiocese of Louisville, installed the lectors.

The seminarians receiving the ministry were:

  • Joseph Augustin, Archdiocese of Nassau
  • Camerino Aviles-Ayala and George Jose, Diocese of Memphis
  • Michael Batz, Michael Clawson and Michael Dedek, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Joel Blaize, OSB, and Elias Leeuw, OSB, Saint Meinrad Archabbey
  • Peter Chineke, Diocese of Springfield, IL
  • Edwin Jarboe, Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Nicholas Koeppel and Nicholas Newton, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
  • Gabriel Mills, Connor Plessala and Peyton Plessala, Archdiocese of Mobile
  • Michaelprakasam Puthumaisavari, Diocese of Palayamkottai, India
  • Dan Taylor and Timothy White, Diocese of Lexington

The ministry of lector is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from Scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. A lector also may recite psalms between the readings and present the intentions for the general intercessions.