Join Bishop Nevares, the Diaconate community, and the families of those in formation for the Diaconate for this biannual liturgy of Institution to the Order of Acolyte. The Mass of Institution will take place at SS Simon and Jude Cathedral at 6pm on August 11th, 2023.
What is an Instituted Acolyte?
Instituted Acolytes are trained and formed as assistants to the priest and deacon in their roles within the celebration of the Mass. They may purify the sacred vessels and are to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion when needed. The lay ministries of lector and acolyte were established by Pope Paul VI in 1973 with the apostolic letter “Ministeria Quaedam.” All those receiving Institution at this liturgy are in formation for the permanent Diaconate.