Seminarians Instituted as Lectors, Acolytes

Seminarians in particular stages of priestly discernment and formation in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum were installed as lectors or acolytes on December 8, 2021, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.


The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, was the principal celebrant of the Mass held in Saint Turibius Chapel. Bishop McKnight is a 1994 alumnus and a former vice-president, liturgy director, and professor at the Josephinum.

Lectors are commissioned to proclaim the Word of God in the liturgical assembly and to instruct the faithful. Acolytes are entrusted with attending to the altar, assisting the deacon and priest at Mass, and distributing Holy Communion.