Seminarians Receive Ministry of Acolyte at Allen Hall

On Saturday 17 October, Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds celebrated Mass at Allen Hall Seminary for the institution of the Ministry of Acolyte. In total, seven seminarians received this ministry, including four for the Diocese of Westminster: Mike Maguire, Carlos Quito, Julio Albornoz and Rajiv Michael.

The Ministry of Acolyte is received by seminarians during their time of preparation for priesthood. The responsibilities of an acolyte are to assist the deacon and priest in liturgical celebrations and to distribute communion as a special minister.