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12/15/2017
Bishop meets with Guardians of the Altar in Trenton's Cathedral
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., seated center, takes a photo with the Guardians of the Altar during a Dec. 2 visit to St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. Seated next to the Bishop is Msgr. Joseph Roldan, Cathedral rector, and kneeling is Julio Alvarez, director of religious education. Staff photo
 
 

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., seated center, takes a photo with the Guardians of the Altar during a Dec. 2 visit to St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. Seated next to the Bishop is Msgr. Joseph Roldan, Cathedral rector, and kneeling is Julio Alvarez, director of religious education. Staff photo

 

 

Msgr. Roldan stands with the seven new Guardians installed Dec. 9. They are Alexis Pérez, Jairo Badilla, Javier Pardo, Alex Chaj, Angel Chaj, Leonard Zuñiga, Dangelo Ramos and Julio Alvarez. Courtesy photo

Msgr. Roldan stands with the seven new Guardians installed Dec. 9. They are Alexis Pérez, Jairo Badilla, Javier Pardo, Alex Chaj, Angel Chaj, Leonard Zuñiga, Dangelo Ramos and Julio Alvarez. Courtesy photo


Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., visited St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, on Dec. 2 and met with the Guardians of the Altar, a group of specially trained altar servers who serve at all Cathedral Masses and other liturgical celebrations when the Bishop is present.

On Dec. 9, seven new Guardians were installed. They are Alexis Pérez, Jairo Badilla, Javier Pardo, Alex Chaj, Angel Chaj, Leonard Zuñiga, Dangelo Ramos and Julio Alvarez. The Guardians of the Altar was established in 2011 by Msgr. Joseph Roldan, Cathedral rector, and Julio Alvarez, director of religious education, as a training program for high school-aged boys. 

There are currently 16 male parishioners ranging in ages 13 to 19 who serve as Guardians. The Guardians will serve next when Bishop O’Connell celebrates the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.  






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