“Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people."
With these words, The Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, instituted twelve seminarians to the Ministry of Reader on October 25, 2017.
This ceremony marks an important step toward ordination. Though they may have been lectors in their own parishes or ministries, now they encounter God's Word in a deeper sense. They proclaim the Scriptures and embrace the role of teachers of God's Word.