Thursday, June 03, 2021

A Recent First Mass in Louisiana

It is now the season for ordinations and first Masses, and we have received a few photopost submissions of such events in the last few days, which we are happy to share with our readers. The first one comes from Fr Thomas Kennedy of the diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, who was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 22, by Bishop Robert Marshall at the cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Alexandria, and celebrated his first Solemn Mass the next day at the basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches. The Mass was in the Ordinary Form, celebrated ad orientem in Latin and English, and you can see from these photos, very much within the spirit of the Catholic liturgical tradition. The vestments are semi-Gothic works in the Pugin style, made by JH Design Chamber. We gladly offer congratulations to Fr Kennedy and to his diocese, and to all those who served alongside him in such a worthy offering of the Holy Mass - ad multos annos!
First Blessings

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