Lafayette Diocese seminarian, Alex Kirby Lancon, was installed into Ministry of Lector during a special Mass of Installation celebrated Sunday, January 20, 2019 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City State, Rome, Italy. The Rite of the Institution of Lectors was presided by Most Reverend George Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, who conferred this ministry upon Alex and forty other first-year theology students. The Rite of Institution of Lectors is one of the ministries a seminarian must receive before ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood. Those given the ministry of Lector are entrusted with reading the Sacred Scriptures during Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.
Alex is the son of Brad and Jamie Lynn Lancon and is sponsored by Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Franklin.