Eleven simply-professed Augustinian friars were instituted to the ministries of lectorate and acolytate during the community Mass on September 18,2021 at the Multi-purpose Hall of the San Agustin Center of Studies (SACS): Eight for the lectorate and three for the acolytate. They received their ministries from the hands of Rev. Fr. Edgardo L. Lazo, OSA, the Prior of SACS Community, on behalf of the Prior Provincial, Rev. Fr. Andres D. Rivera Jr., OSA.
The Augustinian community prays that the good Lord may continue to help them become worthy ministers to serve Him and His people, especially in the proclamation of the Word and in assisting at the altar.
The newly-instituted lectors are the second year simply-professed friars namely:
Fray Ronel M. Bayon-on, OSA
Fray Kristofer Carlo E. Sta. Ana, OSA
Fray Shierwin S. Espenido, OSA
Fray CSN S. Pomoy, OSA
Fray King V. Nepangue, OSA
Fray Harvey Kent S. Solatorio, OSA
Fray Jeremy Jonas R. Alcaria, OSA
Fray Nemie Boy R. Cataluña, OSA
Meanwhile, the third year simply-professed friars received the ministry of acolyte. They are:
Fray Jules Van V. Almerez, OSA
Fray James N. Dosado, OSA
Fray Keith Lawrence J. Ermac, OSA
Being instituted to the lectorate and acolytate ministries is part of the requirements of those who aspire to be ordained to the Sacrament of Holy Orders. (SACS Mass Media Center)