November 9, 2018
ARCHBISHOP'S ANNUAL VISITATION
Photos by Feby Plando
"While we might focus on the difficulties facing the Church, which we must certainly not ignore in the hope that they will go away, we should perhaps also focus on what is at the heart of the story of Saint Francis. And it is this: in times of crisis the Lord does not abandon his Church. On the contrary he raises up people who will allow him to work through them to bring renewal and wholeness to the Church whose fundamental identity, as the Body of Christ, has been so disfigured by the failures of so many."
(From the Archbishop's Homily at Mass)
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has made his Annual Visitation on the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. The Archbishop presided over the Celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist and the conferral of ministries to the following seminarians:
Matthew Tloczek to the ministry of lector
Errol Xavier Lobo to the ministry of acolyte
Although the ministries of lector and acolyte are open to lay men, they are also important milestones in the life of a seminarian.
We encourage you to pray for all seminarians at St. Charles, and especially for Matthew that,
"as he meditates constantly on God's word,
he may grow in its wisdom
and faithfully proclaim it to God's people."
(Prayer, Roman Ritual for Institution of Lectors)
and for Errol that,
"He may be faithful
in the service of the Lord's altar
and in giving to others the Bread of Life,
may he grow always in faith and love,
and so build up the Church."
(Prayer, Roman Ritual for Institution of Acolytes)
The Archbishop's Homily at the Mass may be downloaded with the link below:
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