Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Photos: Ordination and First Masses at the Basilica of SS Peter & Paul, Lewiston ME

Last Friday, The Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, Bishop of Portland in Maine, ordained The Reverend Kyle Doustou to the sacred priesthood in the Basilica Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Lewiston. The church is a former Dominican parish, and now home to the Fraternity of Saint Philip Neri, a community in formation of the Oratory. The following photograph from the Ordination is reproduced by permission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

On Saturday morning Father Doustou celebrated a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and on Sunday he celebrated the parish’s Solemn Mass in the Ordinary Form. The Missa Cantata was accompanied by the chant, sung by seminarians from Theological College in Washington, D.C., and the parish Mass was sung by the Basilica Choir. The following photographs were taken at the parish Mass:

On Monday, attended by friends and seminarians, Father Doustou offered the first of the three traditional votive masses (of the Holy Spirit, of Our Lady, of Requiem) at the High Altar of the basilica church, photographs below. Please pray for him and for those others to be ordained for the diocese this year.

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