Nine seminarians were instituted into the Ministry of Reader on March 31 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica by Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, Bishop of Erie. They are from the Dioceses of Altoona-Johnstown, Covington and Erie, as well as from Saint Vincent Archabbey and Beijing, China. Those instituted as lector can proclaim the readings at liturgy.
DIOCESE OF ERIE
David E. Carter of Parkville, Maryland, is the son of the late Kenneth and Shirley Carter. He is a 1972 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He received a bachelor of science degree in history from Towson State University, Towson, Maryland, in 1976, and studied education at Loyola University, Maryland, from 1987 to 1991. He did additional graduate work at Saint Mary’s Seminary and University from 2001 to 2007.
David A. Whiteford of Waterford is the son of Gerald and Susan Whiteford of Waterford. He is a 2009 graduate of Collegiate Academy, Erie. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Gannon University, Erie, in 2013.
DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN
Peter D. Crowe of Boalsburg is the son of Robert E. Crowe of Boalsburg and the late Susan M. Crowe. He is a 2004 graduate of State College Area High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Hampden Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Virginia, in 2008. He completed the pre-theology program at Gannon University, Erie, in 2013.
SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Miguel González, O.S.B., from Virginia Beach, is the son of Alma Chryse González. He graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio, in 2008. He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent in 2011 and made simple profession of monastic vows in 2012. He entered Saint Vincent Seminary in 2012.
Brother Canice (Daniel) McMullen, O.S.B., is the son of Craig and Ruth McMullen of State College. He is a 2006 graduate of State College Area High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 2010. He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2010 and made simple profession of vows in 2011.
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON
Britton Clark Hennessey is the son of Matthew and Janet Hennessey of Augusta, Kentucky. He graduated from Augusta High School in Kentucky in 2000, and earned a bachelor of business administration degree with an emphasis in business information systems from Morehead State University, Kentucky, in 2004.
Joseph C. Shelton of Union, Kentucky, is the son of Kennth J. and Theresa K. Shelton of Union. He is a 2008 graduate of Ryle High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, in 2012.
ARCHDIOCESE OF BEIJING
Panji Ren of Xi’an, China, is the son of Xiao Ni Ren and Fengmei Sun of Xi’An, China. He is a 2004 graduate of Zhouzhi High School, Xi’An. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Beijing Diocesan Seminary, Beijing, China in 2009.
Jie Shi of Wu Hai, China, is the son of Huru Shi and Chun Xiang Wang of Wu Hai, Inner Mongolia, China. He is a 2007 graduate of Chahar Right Front Banner No. 1 Middle School, Ji Ning City, Inner Mongolia. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Bejing Diocesan Seminary in 2010.
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