Institution of Acolytes – “Make your life worthy of your service at the table of the Lord.”

On Friday, February 3, Father Mark Latcovich, President-Rector, presided at the Mass of Institution of Acolytes for five First Theology seminarians for the Diocese of Cleveland, and one First theology seminarian for the Congregation of Saint Joseph. Also pictured are two Youngstown seminarians previously instituted (see below). Pictured with Father Latcovich: (back row l-r) Chad Johnson-Diocese of Youngstown, Alexander Spenik, Alexander Clark, both of the Diocese of Cleveland, Brook Benedict-Diocese of Youngstown.  Front row (l-r) Ivan Hernandez Perez, CSJ, Christopher Doughterty, Benjamin Schweigert, and Joseph Robinson, all for the Diocese of Cleveland. We congratulate these men as they seek to make their lives worthy of their service at the altar and of the Church, and continue their preparation for priesthood ordination. (Read Father Latcovich’s homily here.)

img_2341On Sunday, November 6, 2016, Bishop George Murry, S.J. Bishop of Youngstown presided at the Liturgy for the Institution of Acolytes for two First Theology Seminarians from the Diocese of Youngstown who attend Saint Mary Seminary.  The First Theology Seminarians installed are (L-R) Chad E. Johnson and Brook Martin Benedict. The Installation took place at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Canton, OH as part of the Youngstown Diocese Youth Convention.


Also present in present in prayerful support were Saint Mary Seminarians: (Back L-R): John Rovnak, Richard Samide, Garrett Guerrieri, Alex Spenik,

Front (L-R) Chris Dougherty, Joseph Robinson, Alex Clark





Bishop George Murry, S.J. visited Saint Mary Seminary on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Pictured here with the Youngstown Seminarians attending Saint Mary Seminary: (Left to right)

Garrett Guerrieri, Chad Johnson, Connor Hetzel, Bishop Murry, John Rovnak, Brook Benedict, Father J. Patrick Manning-adjunct faculty member and priest of the Youngstown Diocese.