The Scots College installed 4 seminarians as Lectors during Mass in the college chapel on evening of the 18th May.
At the end of a busy 4 day visit by representatives of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Leo Cushley presided at Mass where the third year group of the college were installed as Lectors.
In his Homily, the Archbishop reflected on the meaning of the ministry of Lector. Speaking directly to those being promoted to the order of Lector. He described it as a ministry of affirmation and invitation.
Through the ministry of Lector the church affirms those it calls by promoting them to a position which reflects their growing relationship with the Scripture and Jesus Christ. Such a move by the Church said Archbishop Cushley, was the first small step in testing the progress to Priesthood.
However, he added, such an affirmation from the Church was also an invitation calling those installed as Lectors to prove themselves worthy of the call of the Church and so to demonstrate growth and devotion to the Word of God.
The new lectors were Christopher Doig from the Diocese of Aberdeen, Joseph McGill of Clarkston in the Diocese of Paisley and two of the Archbishop’s own seminarians from the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Martin Eckersley and Robert Taylor.