ABOVE: Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi installs permanent diaconate candidate Matthew Jakubowski into the ministry of lector on Aug. 15 at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Nineteen men are in the Archdiocese of Mobile permanent diaconate program. The Rite of Installation to the Ministry of Lector is the next step in their journey toward ordained ministry in the Church. They are scheduled to be installed as permanent deacons in June 2022. (Photos by Rob Herbst/The Catholic Week)
BELOW: Archdiocese of Mobile permanent deacons renewed their commitment to diaconal services during the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Aug. 15 celebrated by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. BOTTOM: Permanent diaconate candidates were installed into the ministry of lector during the Mass. There are 19 candidates on the journey toward the permanent diaconate and they are scheduled to be ordained as permanent deacons in 2022.