Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


24 students receive ministry of lector

February 16, 2012

Twenty-four priesthood students from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, received the ministry of lector on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, in the Seminary's St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, of the Archdiocese of Louisville, installed the lectors.

The seminarians receiving the ministry were:

  • Adam Ahern, Douglas Hunter, Michael Keucher, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Nicholas Ajpacaja Tzoc, Basilio Az Cuc and James Dennis, Diocese of Owensboro
  • Peter Bucalo, Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Michael Cronin, Diocese of Sioux City
  • Thomas Dunn, Diocese of Joliet
  • Aaron Foshee and Lance Warren, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • Jeremy Goebel, Diocese of Evansville
  • Michael Kuper, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
  • Hiep Nguyen, Diocese of Cheyenne
  • Clive Otieno, Godfrey Musabe and Ambrose Wanyonyi, Glenmary Home Missioners
  • Daniel Phillips, Archdiocese of Mobile
  • Trevor Schroeder and Joseph Tumasian, Diocese of Toledo
  • Martin Siebold, Diocese of Little Rock
  • Philippe Tchalou, OSB, Monastere de l'Incarnation
  • Luke Waugh, OSB, Saint Meinrad Archabbey
  • Fernando Zamora Diaz, Diocese of Memphis.

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.

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology offers initial and continuing education for priests, permanent deacons and lay ministers. A two-year pre-theology program leads to a Master of Arts in Catholic Philosophical Studies. The four-year theology program leads to a Master of Divinity degree.

Lay students can earn a Master of Catholic Philosophical Studies, a Master of Arts (Catholic Thought and Life) or a Master of Theological Studies. The Permanent Deacon Formation Program offers academic, spiritual and professional formation to permanent deacon candidates, in partnership with individual dioceses.