Bestowing of the Ministry of the Lectorate at the Nadur Parish

thumbnail_20180304-0099emFifth year seminarians Andrew Grima (St Laurence Parish), Daniel Mercieca and Mario Mercieca (Cathedral Parish) received the ministry of the Lectorate on Sunday 4th March, 2018.

Mgr Bishop Mario Grech bestowed the ministry to these seminarians during Mass at the parish church of Nadur.  Various priests, including the formators of the Seminary, concelebrated.  Relatives and friends attended the celebration.

Following the Reading from the Gospel, Andrew, Daniel and Mario were presented to the Bishop so that he could bestow upon them the ministry.  During the homily, the Bishop stressed  the need that man should never forget what God has done for him.  He referred to the Shema Yisrael that echoes throughout the Old Testament. He urged the new Lectors to spread the Word in the Liturgy so that through the same Word, they can help the people of God keep strong the memory of God.  Following the homily, the Bishop prayed on the candidates and gave them the Bible.  He invited them to plan their life on it.