Newsletter of the District of Asia

 Jan-Jun 2001

Fr Cacho’s Ordination and First Mass

The reception of the chasuble, sign of the priesthood. 
It remains folded at the back, until after communion
when the new priests receive the power to hear confession.

The anointing of hands during the singing of the Veni Creator

There is a tradition that the purificator (white cloth) holding the hands of the new priest together after their anointing is used later to tie the priest’s mother’s hands when, after her death, she lies in her coffin.

“Receive the power to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and for the dead.”

Then the hands are purified with lemon and bread….

…and then the new priest, assisted by another confrere,
concelebrate his very first mass with the ordaining bishop. 
Here, Fr. Cacho is assisted by Fr. Couture.

The happy new priests

along with the new deacons and all the ministers of the ordination, and the clergy.


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