LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Nine seminarians were installed to the Ministry of Lector on March 7 byMost Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington, Kentucky.
The seminarians represented two Benedictine monasteries, five dioceses and one archdiocese.
SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Matthias Martinez, O.S.B. is the son of Edelmiro Martinez, Jr., and Lynda C. Martinez of Bernardston, Massachusetts. He is a 1993 graduate of Northfield Mt. Hermon High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 1999 from Saint John Seminary College, and has also studied at Babson College and Saint John Seminary. He has one sister, Janalyn Pentlow, of Astoria, New York.
DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH
Luis A. Fonseca is the son of Hector and Ana Fonseca of Bogota, Colombia. He is a 1994 graduate of Salesian School, Duitauia, Boyaca, Colombia. He earned degrees in the philosophy of education from St. Thomas Aquinas University, Bogota, in 1999, and from La Salle University in 2000.
DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON
Stephen P. McGinnis is the son of Dr. Lloyd P. and Mrs. Shirley A. McGinnis of Rockport, Indiana. He is a 1988 graduate of Papillion-La Vista High School, Papillion, Nebraska. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a master of science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from West Virginia University.
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON
Martin J. Pitstick is the son of Paul M. and Mary F. Pitstick of Fairborn, Ohio. He is a 1977 graduate of Carroll High School, Dayton, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville in French and theology in 1981, and also studied at the University of Dayton.
DIOCESE OF ERIE
John Paul Kuzma is the son of Michael J. and Linda L. Kuzma of Erie. He is a 2000 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Gannon University in 2004.
DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN
Matthew B. Baum is the son of James T. and Donna M. Baum of Altoona. He is a 2000 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2004 in philosophy and religious studies from Saint Francis University, Loretto.
ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA
Juan Francisco Anzora Rodas is the son of Juan Francisco Anzora Sandoval and Sonia Rodas de Anzora of Tonacafepeque, San Salvador. He is a 1994 graduate of Instituto Nacional de San Martin in San Salvador. He earned a degree from Saint Joseph Seminary College, Saint Benedict, Louisiana, in fine arts and philosophy in 2004.
Gilbert Exumé is the son of Aubert Exumé and Cadina Affricot of Jacmel, Haiti. He is a 1996 graduate of Petit Seminaire College St. Martial/Mazenod in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He studied theology at Grand Seminaire Notre Dame, Turgeau in 1999 and 2000, and philosophy and liberal arts at St. Joseph Seminary College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2003.
SAINT BERNARD ABBEY
Br. Patrick E. Egan, O.S.B., is the son of Mary I. Egan of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the late Edward P. Egan, Jr. He is a 1967 graduate of Coffee High School, Florence, Alabama. He earned a bachelor of science degree in history and political science from the University of North Alabama, Florence, and a master of science degree in counselor education in 1981 from Long Island University.