Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ne descends pas dans le tombeau - Ottawa Priest Jubilarians 2013

Ne descends pas dans le tombeau,

Oh ! Jésus,
Ne descends pas dans le tombeau
Qu’ils ont creusé !
Si je ne descends pas dans le tombeau
Comme un froment,
Qui donc fera lever de vos cercueils
Vos corps sans vie ?
Je descendrai dans le tombeau
Pour y dormir.

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Above is a group photo of some of this year's Priest Jubilarians (65, 60, 55, 50, 40 and 25 years of priestly service) taken following the festive meal in the Parish Hall of Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica on Tuesday evening prior to the Chrism Mass at which the jubilarians were principal concelebrants. Others were unable to attend, several due to illness.

After giving a brief resume of each priest's life (with slides depicting highlights of each one's ministry), I presented them with a congratulatory letter and a gift on behalf of the Archdiocese.

Here are photos of the festivities and of some of the jubilarians honoured.  Photos: Robert DuBroy

Fr. Reginald MacNeil, 91, 65 years a priest

Emeritus Archbishop Marcel A. Gervais, 55 years a priest

Biblical scholar Pere Marcel Dumais, o.m.i., 50 years a priest

Reverend Robert LaPlante, 50 years a priest

Mgr Gilles Lavergne, 50 years a priest

Abbe Albert Mufwata Kaumba, 25 years a priest

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All-powerful and ever-living God, your only Son went down among the dead and rose again in glory. In your goodness raise up your faithful people, buried with him in baptism, to be one with him in the eternal life of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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