Institution of Acolytes

Acolytes 2014

On Friday, February 7, 2014, Bishop Richard G. Lennon presided at the Institution of Acolytes, those seminarians in First Theology who have been called to this ministry:

Candidates for the Diocese of Cleveland:
Matthew Michael Cortnik
James Michael Cosgrove
Patrick Bryan McCarthy
Anthony Joseph Simone
David Michael Smith

Candidates for the Archdiocese of Daegu, South Korea:
Peter Soo-Hyun Bang

Candidates for the Congregation of Saint Joseph
Jose’ Juan Cortes Morales, CSJ
Francisco Honorato Garnica, CSJ


“Bless our brothers
who have been chosen for the ministry of acolyte.
Grant that they may be faithful in the service of your altar
and in giving to others the bread of life;
may they grow always in faith and love,
and so build up the Church.”