Congratulations Juan Carlos and Paul

On Saturday September 17, 2022, Seminarians Juan Carlos Perez, C.M., and Paul Phuong Pham, C.M., , were instituted in the ministry of lector along with their classmates of different Dioceses and candidates for permanent diaconate.

The Mass took place at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and was presided by Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia.

Juan and Paul are currently studying their second year of Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo seminary in Philadelphia. Through their ministry, as they move forward in formation at the seminary towards the ordination to the priesthood, lectors are appointed to read the word of God in the liturgical assembly and empowered to proclaim Scripture during the liturgy.

Also present at this celebration representing the Vincentians of the Eastern Province were Fr. Tom McKenna, C.M., Fr. Charlie Strollo, C.M., and Fr. Luis Romero, C.M. Vocation Director of the Eastern Province.

Let us pray for Juan Carlos and Paul and ask God to continue to bless their journey of formation to the priesthood!

(Photos provided by Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary)

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