Thursday, June 05, 2014

Photos: Three Ordinations at St John Cantius, Chicago

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, Fr. Joshua Caswell, Fr. Nathan Caswell, and Fr. Kevin Mann were ordained to the Holy Order of the Priesthood, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, as members of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius. The Mass of Ordination was offered at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at St. John Cantius Church.

Hundreds of parishioners, friends, and family joined Cardinal George for this wonderful occasion. Family came from far away as California and Canada. Many visiting clergy, religious, and sisters were in attendance, including the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, the Very Rev. Douglas Mosey, Rector of Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT, Rev. Gregoire Fluet, professor at Holy Apostles Seminary, Rev. Regis N. Barwig, Prior of the Community of Our Lady in Oshkosh, WI, Mother Assumpta Long, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, and Sister Mary Anne Linder, FSE, faculty member at Holy Apostles Seminary.

Cardinal George offered the Mass of Ordination in Latin according to the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra directed by Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC sang the Messe Solennelle, Op. 36, by Charles-Marie Widor, as well as Ecce Sacerdos, Edward Elgar, Ave Verum, Colin Mawby, Magnificat in G, by Charles Villiers Stanford, I was Glad, C.H. Parry, as well as other motets. The Mass concluded with all singing the Te Deum in Thanksgiving for the newly ordained priests.

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