Tuesday – March 1, 2016:
During the Morning Liturgy, fr. Luis Palacios Rodrigues, OFM Conv. received the minor ministry of Lector. The ceremony took place with the friars of St. Bonaventure Friary (Silver Spring, MD) present. We send blessings upon friar Luis.
Note on Minor Ministries: Prior to 1963 and the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), during the formation process on the road to the priesthood, men were affirmed to four Minor and three Major Ministries. Now there are two; Acolyte and Lector (Can. 230 §1 and §2) in preparation for the transitional diaconate step prior to the priesthood. These are two stable “Ordinary” ministries, as opposed to “Extraordinary” ministries of temporary designation afforded to those not in preparation for the priesthood.