Thursday, February 4, 2010

Photo Round Up: Confirmations at Sainte-Trinité (Rockland), Visit to Good Shepherd Parish (Blackburn Hamlet)

Prior to flying to Rome on January 24, I celebrated Confirmations at Paroisse Très-Sainte-Trinité in Rockland (illustrated at left) and celebrated Mass with the faithful of Good Shepherd Parish, Blackburn Hamlet.

Due to internet access limitations in Rome, I was not able to upload photos from these events or from several other occasions in the past few days to the blog.

Today we begin to clear the backlog. Enjoy!

Rockland Confirmations:

In the sacristy before the ceremony, just a little bit of nerves...

"Sois marquée de l’Esprit saint, le don de Dieu"

La paix soit avec toi -- Et avec votre esprit

Good Shepherd Parish Mass:

Where did the rest of the family go?

Spiritual bouquets are "in" again

Altar servers and clergy get ready for Mass

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First Thursday of February

Today, being the First Thursday of the Month in the Year of Priests, it is possible to obtain the Plenary Indulgence for the living (oneself) or the dead, following the usual conditions:

o hatred of sin and desire to adhere to God's will;
o Mass and reception of Communion;
o confession of sins (within the week);
o and prayers for the Holy Father's intentions.

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