Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tonight: Ottawa's Chrism Mass - Photos of the WYD Gathering

This evening, the annual Chrism Mass takes place in Ottawa's Notre Dame Cathedral. The holy oils that will be used for Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination of priests and bishops, the Anointing of the Sick will be consecrated.  Priests will renew the commitment they made at the time of their ordination in the presence of God's people.  Parishioners will come from across the Archdiocese to support the priests who are celebrating special ordination anniversaries this year; priests and people will be entrusted with the freshly-consecrated oils.

The following priests are celebrating significant anniversaries this year:

65 years of Ordination
Fr. Fernand Carrière May 16, 1948
Fr. Reginald G. Mac Neil May 23, 1948

60 years of Ordination
Fr. Jourdain Lavoie, O.P. May 31, 1953
Fr. Yvon Beaudoin, O.M.I. July 5, 1953
Fr. Gilles Leblanc, O.M.I. September 29, 1953

55 years of Ordination
Fr. Côme Chénier June 8, 1958
Archbishop Marcel A. Gervais May 31, 1958
Fr. Yvon Soucy May 18, 1958

50 years of Ordination
Fr. Marcel Dumais, o.m.i. March 9, 1963
Fr. Jacques Huppé June 8, 1963
Fr. Robert Laplante April 20, 1963
Fr. Bernard Lapointe June 8, 1963
Msgr. Gilles Lavergne, P.H. June 12, 1963
Fr. Marcel Léger June 13, 1963
Fr. William Marrevee, S.C.J. June 15, 1963
Fr. Kevin Milaney June 13, 1963
Fr. Jacques Desgrandchamps, O.S.M. August 25, 1963
Fr. Gilles De Grandpré, O.P. August 31, 1963

40 years of Ordination
Fr. Owen Carroll January 12, 1973
Fr. Simon Paul Cormier August 5, 1973

25 years of Ordination
Fr. Janusz Jajesniak, O.M.I. June 20, 1988
Fr. Albert Kaumba Mufwata August 20, 1988
Fr. François Kibwenge December 4, 1988
Fr. Robert Poole October 8, 1988

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Ne descends pas dans le jardin

Ne descends pas dans le jardin,
Oh ! Jésus,
Ne descends pas dans le jardin
Avant le jour !
Si je ne descends pas dans le jardin
En pleine nuit,
Qui donc vous mènera vers les soleils
Du Paradis ?
Je descendrai dans le jardin
En pleine nuit.

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Sunday afternoon's 5:15 Mass a Notre Dame Cathedral was designated a bilingual Mass to welcome youth from across the Archdiocese to our celebration of World Youth Day.

Following the Eucharist, there was a light supper served in the parish hall with a discussion on issues of faith of interest to the youth and young adults.  The evening concluded with a celebration of Night Prayer (Compline) in the Archbishops' Chapel.

Photos: courtesy of Paul Lauzon

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Almighty ever-living God, grant us so to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord's Passion that we may merit to receive your pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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