Spokane, Wash., Dec 14, 2018 / 19:01 pm
Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane installed six laymen who are not in formation for holy orders as acolytes Wednesday.
"The men were chosen for their dedication to the cathedral family, and their service at the Altar reflects their commitment to service in the wider community," Fr. Darrin Connall, vicar general and rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, said Dec. 12.
The six men insalled as acolytes are Dave Gibb, Gene DiRe, Justin Bullock, Dennis Johnson, Thomas Lavagetto, and Rick Sparrow.
The installation of acolytes is effected by the bishop praying over the candidates, and then giving each the Eucharistic vessels.