Ten SHST seminarians were instituted as readers at a March 20 rite, with the Most Rev. Richard F. Stika, bishop of Knoxville, Tenn., presiding.
Pictured are (l-r): Charles William Massie, Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana; Juan Carlos Torres-Chapeta, Diocese of Grand Island; William Roush, Diocese of Davenport; William Sellers, Diocese of Jefferson City; Nick Brown, Diocese of Honolulu; Bishop Stika; Anthony Kote-Witah, Archdiocese of Omaha; Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle, SHST president-rector; George Kuforiji, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon; Armando Ortiz, Archdiocese of Seattle; Raymond Powell, Diocese of Knoxville; and David Gentry-Akin, Diocese of Stockton.
The institution of reader is an important milestone on the seminarians' path to priesthood.