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Thursday, May 26, 2011

~ Priestly Ordination ~

"With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God..."
       "Ordination to the Sacred Order of Presbyters
              Through the laying on of hands
                     And the invocation of the Holy Spirit..."  

On Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 10:00 in the morning, our friend was ordained.  LAUS DEO!!!

Deacon...soon to be priest

Our new Priest...
 It was a glorious day...    

Time to CELEBRATE...
His First Holy Mass...the Mass of Thanksgiving
was said at our parish, the following day (thanks to our most wonderful pastor, and mentor to our new priest)....our family was honored, when asked by Fr. R. to bring up the gifts, along with his sister who traveled all the way from Poland to be with her brother - the Father.  It was a very beautiful and reverend Holy Mass - the MC (Master of Ceremonies) was a seminarian and friend of our new priest.  Seminarian L, did an amazing and flawless job - what a Mass, what a Celebration!
Rev. R.D.

After the Holy Mass, and the special blessing*, we held a reception for Fr. R.
In gratitude, we gifted Rev. R.D. with priestly vestments.
We were honored and grateful to have Fr. R. celebrate his First Holy Mass
at our parish...and we look forward to the blessings and fruitfulness this new priest will bring to us through the sacraments, especially through the Holy Eucharist.

The table is set...let us Celebrate!
*A Plenary Indulgence is granted to those who venerate the hands of a newly ordained priest and receive this special blessing.  Under the usual conditions.

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