Friar Luis Receives Minor Ministry of Acolyte

Sunday, January 29, 2017: Before beginning his Apostolate Year, in our ministries in Chicopee, MA, friar Luis Palacios Rodriguez, OFM Conv. visited our friars at St. Lucie Catholic Church, in Port St. Lucie, FL. Our Lady of the Angels Province Prefect of Formation, Fr. Mark Szanyi, OFM Conv. (who also serves as pastor of St. Lucie Catholic Church) installed friar Luis to 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.) Friar Luis now begins his Apostolate Year, which is often the precursor to the Profession of Solemn Vows.