Deaconess Delores Gumbs stated “The Feast Day of St. Vincent is on January 22nd and was founded in 1915 by Vincent, who was a Deacon. He brought together all acolytes of the Anglican communion in prayer, study, and training as part as their service to the altar.
Originally, an all-male affiliation, but in 1970, the Order opened its membership to girls and women, and in 1979, to all lay ministers involved in the sacred service,” said a spokesperson.
She said that the procession will begin from the St. Paul’s Primary School and will make its way to the Church.
Acolytes and clergy will be vested in red and white and other lay readers will wear their special robes in the procession to the church.
Deaconess Gumbs also urged young people to attend the Acolyte festival as it could be a “stairway of lay ministry.”
The procession will be led by the Crucifer bearing the Cross, along with the Thurifer and torch bearers wearing their respective accessories. Acolytes from each church will be reading the lessons, and recommit their lives to their call.
Chris Archibald will deliver a message, and the youth from the Church will perform a liturgical dance.
The procession begins at 3:30 pm.