Three seminarians instituted as lectors
|Seminarians Leo Napuli (left), Alfredito Dalagdog and Niño Canete, instituted as lectors. Photography: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu.|
Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP instituted three seminarians as lectors on Sunday
6 June at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta.
In his homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and Institution of Lectors, Bishop Anthony said:
"Dear sons in Christ, Leo Napuli, Alfredito Dalagdog and Niño Canete, seminarians for the Diocese of Parramatta: today you will be installed in the Office of Lectors of God’s Holy Word as part of your journey to that day when, as priests of Jesus Christ, you will consecrate the Body and Blood of the Lord yourselves.
"It was through Christ His Son that God the Father revealed the mystery of salvation and brought it to fulfilment. Having made all things known to us Christ entrusted to His Church the mission of preaching the Gospel to the whole world.
"From today you will share in that mission as readers and bearers of God’s word. As ministerial Lectors you will proclaim the Word of God in the liturgical assembly. You may instruct children and adults in faith, and prepare them to receive the sacraments worthily. You will bring the message of salvation to those who have not yet received it. With your help people will come to know God and so be able to reach eternal life.
"In proclaiming the Word to others, accept it yourselves in obedience to the Holy Spirit. Meditate on it constantly, so that each day you will have a deeper love of the Scriptures, and in all you say and do show forth to the world our Saviour, Jesus Christ, our Eucharistic Lord."
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