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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Do you have one at your parish?
Do you know what a 'Straw Deacon' is?
I didn't till I read this.... thanks Fr. Z
QUAERITUR: TLM “straw” subdeacon
From a reader:
I serve Low Mass five or six days out of the week as well as participating in Sunday Vespers, so my priest recently asked if I would be able to serve as the straw subdeacon for the Mass. I expressed my willingness, but when I started to read, I found out that the Church mandates straw subdeacons to be Instituted Acolytes. This was the first time I had even heard of such a status, and after researching it, I don’t know anyone that would be, unless it is the same thing as a “lay minister.”