Five Instituted To Ministry of Reader


Five Saint Vincent seminarians were instituted to the Ministry of Reader on March 23 by Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown. Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop of Covington; Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Seminary chancellor; Very Rev. Timothy Whalen, rector of Saint Vincent Seminary; Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B., academic dean; faculty members and alumni were among the concelebrants.

The ministry of reader permits these seminarians to proclaim the readings at liturgy, but as Bishop Bartchak noted in his homily, they should also listen to the Scriptures that they are now permitted to read, and live it in their hearts as well.


Andrew Boyd of Erie is the son of Michael A. and Margaret M. Boyd of Erie. He is a 2010 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Gannon University, Erie, in 2014.


Brother Lawrence (Shawn) Machia, O.S.B., is the son of Keith and Louise Machia of Swanton, Vermont. He is a 2004 graduate of Missisquoi Valley Union High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology in 2008 from Eastern University.

Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey is the son of Charles and Laura Morgan of White Lake, Michigan. He has one sister, Rebecca Field of White Lake. He is a 2006 graduate of Ludington High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in French from Central Michigan University in 2009.

Brother Martinho Zevallos (Chávez) is the son of Luis Ariel Zevallos Perez and Teresa Sara Chávez de Zevallos of Arequipa, Peru. He graduated from Coronel Gregorio Albarracin, Tacna, Peru, in 1989 and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru, in 1995. He also has a doctorate in physics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2003.


Brother Dominic Leo, O.S.B., a native of India, graduated in 1988 from Saint Aloysius High School in Bangalore, then received a bachelor of commerce degree in 1991
from Saint Joseph’s College of Commerce in the same city, majoring in taxation.
He is the son of M. Leo Joseph and Mary Rita Leo of Banaglore.