Br. Fredy Contreras, CSV, took the second step in his formation process toward the Contreraspriesthood. Following the code of Canon Law, he received the ministry of acolyte from Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, during a Mass in Bogotá that was concelebrated by Fr. Edgar Suárez, superior of the Foundation of Colombia.

As the rite indicates, an acolyte is charged with assisting at the celebration of the Eucharist, purifying the sacred vessels and, when needed, assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion.Contreras_von Behren_Suarez

His acolyte ceremony came less than two years after Br. Fredy professed his perpetual vows as a Viatorian.

He is part of a steady stream of Viatorian vocations to come out of Bogota, since the Viatorians first arrived there as missionaries in 1961.