Deacon candidate take next step toward ordination
January 20, 2012
ARCHDIOCESE — Twenty-two men from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati took a major step on their journey to come permanent deacons Jan. 15 when they were instituted as acolytes by Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
They were joined by nine men from the Diocese of Covington who are also in diaconate formation.
During the ceremony, the men were called forward for presentation to Bishop Foys. As acolytes, they will have a special role in church. It is now their responsibility to assist priests and deacons in carrying out their ministry during liturgical celebrations, including preparing the altar and cleansing the vessels after Communion.
The deacon candidates will be ordained in April 2013.
Photos by E.L. Hubbard