Friday, June 19, 2015

Photopost Follow-Up

As a follow-up to various photoposts, here are some photographs covering some of the recent liturgical seasons and events: Ascension, Corpus Christi and Sacred Heart, along with Confirmations and Ordinations.

St Mary’s Catholic Church - Salem, South Dakota
EF Confirmations and Missa Cantata on the feast of the Ascension

From the pastor, Fr Martin Lawrence: The bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Most Reverend Paul Joseph Swain, came to the parish on the Feast of the Ascension to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form to twelve of the young people who attend the traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at noon. His Excellency stayed to attend the Mass in choir; this is the third time Bishop Swain has administered Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form. I began the process of renovating and restoring the church in 2008. Shortly after completion of the project, I began parish-wide catechesis on offering the Ordinary Form of the Mass ad orientem (since we have a lovely high altar, and the people fought to keep it in the 1960s.). After two years of catechesis, and offering the Ordinary Form at the high altar during Lent and on other Feasts, etc., I finally gave a date when the free-standing altar would be removed (All Saints Day 2011) and we would celebrate ad orientem all of the time. Needless to say, it worked; a year later, we started using the Communion Rail for weekday Masses! (Complete photogallery at the parish website.)

Collegiate Church of St Juste - Lyon, France (FSSP)
Corpus Christi Mass and Procession, with First Communions
The children who received first communion (about 20 of them) were also charged with strewing flowers before the Blessed Sacrament in the Procession. Note the form of the processional canopy, which has a solid frame that can be set on the ground. (More photos on the FSSP Lyon facebook page.)

Colle Santa Lucia - Diocese of Belluno, Italy
Feast of the Sacred Heart
In the Tirol region of northern Italy, the feast of the Sacred Heart is celebrated with a procession, in accordance with a vow taken by the people of the region on May 31, 1796, to beg deliverance from the French invasion under Napoleon.

Basilica of St Paul - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Solemn Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart
Photos courtesy of Mr Emad Alfred, sent by Mr Julian Barkin. (Complete photogallery on the facebook page of St Patrick’s Gregorian Choir.)

St Anthony of Padua Chapel - Seminaire St Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
Priestly Ordination of Frs. Jacques Breton and Fr. Alexandre Marchand FSSP, celebrated by H. E. Terrence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa, on June 13, the feast of St Anthony. (Photos courtesy of Jacinthe Soulard Photographie)

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