Thursday, January 30, 2014

Maria Inmaculada Eucharistica

A reader shares some news and photos from the Parish of Mary Immaculate of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador; the pastor, Fr. Kloster, writes:
I am the pastor of a huge parish of 35,000 in the Archdiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The parish has 2 TLMs per week and 8 Holy Masses in Spanish. The altars are ad orientem. They are carved Gothic altars imported from Canada. They were restored by local carpenters. The communion rail with a gate was recently restored as well.

We also have 3 huge bronze bells imported from Michigan. They were cast in 1934 and were taken out of a parish in Pennsylvania. The largest bell stands about 5'. They were blessed in the traditional rite and were named Santa Maria, San Francisco, and Santa Narcisa (patroness of Ecuador). The ropes were also blessed as the bells are rung manually during the consecration on Sundays.

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