Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. will be instituting three seminarians as acolytes during a celebration which will be held on Friday, 29th November 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at Stella Maris Parish Church in Sliema.
The three seminarians, who are currently in their sixth year of formation, are: Carlo Calleja from Stella Maris Parish, Sliema, Christopher Ellul from Christ the King Parish, Paola and Mark J. Zammit from the Annunciation Parish, Tarxien.
The institution as acolytes marks another important step in the seminarians’ formation for priesthood. As acolytes they will assist priests and deacons in their ministry, distribute the Eucharist to their fellow brothers and sisters including the sick, continue to grow in their personal love for the Eucharist and above all, act and speak in such a way to be worthy servants of the Lord and the Church.
The community of the Major Seminary is urging everyone to pray for these new acolytes, and to pray to the Lord that those whom he calls to the priestly and religious life may respond generously and wholeheartedly.