Eight of our student brothers (pictured above) were today instituted as lectors by the Prior provincial during Vespers. The 'lectorate' is a liturgical ministry which is obligatory for those preparing for ordination.
The brothers instituted all made first profession in 2010 having joined the novitiate in Cork in 2009. This latest step which took place in Saint Saviour's church in Dominick Street in Dublin is one of those formal events characteristic of the path to ordination. It is expected that the brothers will exercise this ministry before advancing to the ministry of acolyte and then proceed to diaconate ordination.
In the meantime, these brothers will continue their academic studies in philosophy and theology and prepare for their lifelong commitment to remain as Dominicans (solemn profession). Please continue to pray for our brothers in formation.
The brothers who were instituted as lectors were (pictured above from left to right): Brothers Eoin Casey, Daragh McNally, James Cassidy, David McGovern, Damian Polly, Ronan Connolly, Patrick Desmond and Conor McDonough