On April 17 and 18, 2021, three of the Piarist Juniors of the Province of the United States and Puerto Rico received the instituted ministries of lectorate and acolyte in our parishes in New York City. Abner Gonzalez received the ministry of acolyte at Annunciation Church in New York. The following day, Sunday the 18th, Bro. Christian Santiago received the ministry of acolyte at St. Helena Church in the Bronx during the Mass in English. Juan Pablo Eyzaguirre received the ministry of lector during the Mass in Spanish.

The celebrations were presided over by Fr. Fernando Negro, Provincial Superior of the United States and Puerto Rico. Several Piarist members and faithful from the parishes attended the celebrations. Father Provincial explained in his homily that these are important steps in the vocational process in which the Piarist vocation is reaffirmed.

Christian Santiago Sch. P.