Twelve Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Lector

2002 News

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Twelve seminarians from Saint Vincent Seminary were installed to the Ministry of Lector on March 11 by Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, D.D., S.T.L., J.C.L., Bishop of Arlington, Virginia.

The seminarians are Stephen Kresak and Steven Neff from the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Chidi Osondu and Mark Van Alstine from the Diocese of Savannah; Arthur Bufogle, John Mulcahy and Christopher Turner from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Joseph Dougherty of the Diocese of Erie; Luis Reyes of the Diocese of Harrisburg; Neil Herlihy of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Br. George Augustine, O.S.B., and Br. Peter Rayappan, O.S.B. of Asirvanam Monastery in Bangalore, India.


Stephen A. Kresak is the son of Andrew F. and Marie A. Kresak of McKees Rocks.He is a 1987 graduate of Sto-Rox high School and earned a degree in communications and philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, in 1998.

Steven V. Neff is the son of Anthony J. and Roberta K. Neff of Chicora. He is a 1984 graduate of Butler Senior High School. he earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosphy/priestly formation from Duquesne university, Pittsburgh, in 2001.


Chidi Ezennia Osondu is the son of Luke Chijioke and Sussan Uzoamaka Osondu of Nigeria. He is a 1991 graduate of St. John Cross Seminary in Nigeria. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosphy from Claretian Institute of Philosphy in 1998.

Mark Van Alstine is the son of William L. and Marie A. Van Alstine of Augusta, Georgia. He is a 1983 graduate of Alleluia Community School, Augusta. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in 1987 and also attended the University of South Carolina at Aiken.


Arthur Bufogle, Jr. attended St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo, Japan, graduating in 1972. He studied biology at St. Bonaventure University, New York, from 1972 to 1974. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Walsh College, North Canton, Ohio in 1976. He received a master of arts degree in theology in 1985 from St. Michael’s College, Winooskie, Vermont; a master of science degree in soil science in 1988 from the University of Vermont, Burlington, and a doctorate in agronomy in 1996 from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

John D. Mulcahy is the son of George and Anne-Marie Mulcahy of Pittsburgh. He is a 1989 graduate of Canevin Catholic High School, Pittsburgh. He studied accounting at Saint Vincent College from 1994 to 1996.

Christopher M. Turner is the son of David and Karen Turner of Bridgeport, West Virginia. He is a 1993 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/sociology from Fairmont State College, Fairmont, West Virginia, in 1997.


Joseph V. Dougherty III is the son of Joseph V. and Edna May Dougherty Jr. of Willow Grove. He is a 1974 graduate of Upper moreland high School in Willow Grove and obtained a degree in business from montgomery County Community College and Temple University in 1978.


Luis A. Reyes is the son of Virgilio Reyes and Juventina Gomez of Santa Barbara, Honduras. He is a 1986 graduate of Instituto La Independencia, Santa Barbara, Honduras. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from Pffeifer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina, in 1998.


Neil J. Herlihy is the son of Grace Herlihy of Bronx, New York and the late Thomas Herlihy. He is a 1969 graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx. He earned a B.Ba. degree in accounting from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, in 1973.


Br. George Augustine, O.S.B., is the son of Augustine and Kochu Thressia Shibu of Marayoor, India. He is from Asirvanam Benedictine Monastery in India. He is a 1990 graduate of G. H. Marayoor high School in India. He earned a P.D.C. degree from St. Thomas College, Kumily, India. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Mysore University in 2000.

Br. Peter Rayappan, O.S.B., is the son of Nicholas and Amalorpavam of Dharmapuri, India. He is from Asirvanan Benedictine Monastery. He is a 1992 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Dharmapuri. He received a P.U.C. degree from Saint Antony’s College in Krishnagiri, India. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Mysore University in 1998.