Congratulations to Andrew Killeen and Brother John Joseph of Jesus Crucified, CJC who were admitted into the Ministry of Lector at Notre Dame Seminary Chapel in New Orleans on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, Bishop of Lafayette, conferred the ministry of lector on these two first-year theologians.
The duties of a lector (or “Reader”) is described in the apostolic letter MINISTERIA QUAEDAM issued by Pope Paul VI. “The reader is appointed for a function proper to him, that of reading the word of God in the liturgical assembly. Accordingly, he is to proclaim the readings from sacred Scripture, except for the gospel in the Mass and other sacred celebrations; he is to recite the psalm between the readings when there is no psalmist; he is to present the intentions for the general intercessions in the absence of a deacon or cantor; he is to direct the singing and the participation by the faithful; he is to instruct the faithful for the worthy reception of the sacraments. He may also, insofar as may be necessary, take care of preparing other faithful who are appointed on a temporary
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basis to read the Scriptures in liturgical celebrations. That he may more fittingly and perfectly fulfill these functions, he is to meditate assiduously on sacred Scripture. Aware of the office he has undertaken, the reader is to make every effort and employ suitable means to acquire that increasingly warm and living love and knowledge of Scripture that will make him a more perfect disciple of the Lord.”
Andrew is the son of Daniel and Lisa Smith Killeen and is sponsored by St. Pius X Church parish in Lafayette. Brother John Joseph of Jesus Crucified, CJC (Payton Bourque) is the son of Jared and Simone Simon Bourque of Lafayette. He is a professed brother of Jesus Christ Crucified in St. Martinville.