August 21, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Presiding over the 8th day of the novena masses in preparation for the celebration of the feast of St. Philip Benizi, OSM, Vicar Provincial of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate of the Order of Servants of Mary, Rev Fr Deogracias Ma. Alejandria, Jr., OSM, admitted 5 brother/ friars into the Institute of Lectors namely Fra. Arnel, Fra. Peter Van, Fra. Kristopher Joey, Fra. Michael Gem, and Fra. Rey.
An instituted lector proclaims the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. He may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings.
Rev Fr Leonard Ma. Guiang, OSM, Rev Fr Paul Martin Ma. Gapuz, OSM and Rev Fr Michael Angelo Ma. Baco, OSM concelebrated the mass with the Vicar-Provincial and witnessed the admission of the 5 brothers into this significant milestone in their journeys.