In liturgical celebrations each one, minister or layperson, who has an office to perform, should do all of, but only, those parts which pertain to that office by the nature of the rite and the principles of liturgy.

Servers, readers, commentators, and members of the choir also exercise a genuine liturgical function. They ought to discharge their office, therefore, with the sincere devotion and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and rightly expected of them by God’s people.

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, nos. 28-29

Ed Drexler is a parishioner at St. Williams in Fitzgerald and for the past two plus years he has been enrolled in the Permanent Diaconate program run by the Diocese of Savannah.  Things get serious as he approached the time when he will receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders and become a Deacon.  This past weekend, Ed and members of his class received the Ministry of Lector conferred on them by Bishop J. Kevin Boland.  Next year, Ed will receive the Ministry of Acolyte, and then be, God willing, ordained to the Permanent Diaconate.  Congratulations Ed....