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March 11, 2011

COVINGTON, Ky. — The journey towards the permanent diaconate continued for candidates from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Diocese of Covington when they were installed as lectors during a Mass Feb. 13 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.


Bishop Roger J. Foys presided, joined by priests from the Cincinnati archdiocese and Diocese of Covington.


There are currently 23 men from the archdiocese in the deacon formation program. They were accepted as deacon candidates by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr during a ceremony on Dec. 5, 2010.  Having received the ministry of lector, the candidates are now called upon to spread the Gospel within the Christian community and bring its message to those who have not yet received it.


The deacon candidates will be ordained in April 2013.


CT photos by E.L. Hubbard

Priests from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Diocese of Covington concelebrated the Feb. 13 Mass during which the deacon candidates were installed as lectors. Pictured from left are Fathers Dennis Jaspers, Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Ed Smith, Mark Keene and Msgr. William Neuhaus.
Deacon candidate Henry Jacquez of Holy Trinity Parish in Norwood kneels before Bishop Roger J. Foys during the installation ceremony.
Deacon candidates pray during the Mass.


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