Brother Jonathan receives the Ministry of Acolyte

On January 3rd, the memoria of the Holy Name of Jesus, Father Abbot conferred the Ministry of Acolyte on Brother Jonathan Rollinson. Men are admitted to the Ministry of Acolyte as part of their priestly formation. Those receiving this ministry take on the responsibility of serving at the altar, assisting the deacons and priest and distributing the Blessed Sacrament as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. This ministry is one which can be performed anywhere within the universal Church of God and so is not restricted to a geographical area; it is also a ministry that Jonathan will retain for the rest of his life and forms a vital step in his continuing journey in religious life.  

We continue to pray for Jonathan as he continues his studies in Rome and for all our monks who are in formation.

May the Holy Name of Jesus be everywhere honoured and glorified. St Benedict pray for us.