Friars Receive Minor Ministry of Acolyte

IMG_2669Sunday, March 6, 2016On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday, friar Antonio Sandoval Poveda, OFM Conv., brother Milton de Jesus Torres Albarran, OFM Conv. and friar Juan de Dios Martinez Canelón, OFM Conv. received the Minor Ministry of Acolyte (The chief offices of an acolyte are to light the candles on the altar and carry them in procession, to prepare wine and water for the sacrifice of the Mass, and to assist the sacred ministers at the Mass and other public services of the Church.), as a gift in his Franciscan and priestly vocation. The celebration was presided over by Friar Marco Umaña Juárez, OFM Conv., guardian of Convento Nuestra Señora de la La Asunción (Alajuela, Costa Rica). In the homily, Friar Marco reminding them of the love and mercy with which should assume the ministry and function of Acolyte. We are thankful for the goodness of the Father Almighty, Who calls friars to His service and Who has seen fit to depart these three brothers of ours in the Order, as well as to the various ministries on the path to the vocational invitation the priesthood.


Our New Acolytes Preparing the Altar