Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pontifical Mass of the Diocesan Bishop


Last night my husband and I were blessed to be able to attend the opening Mass of the Sacred Liturgy Conference. It was the Mass of St. Peter, Apostle (Ordinary Form, Votive Mass) celebrated by our Most Reverend Archbishop Alexander Sample.  It brought tears to my eyes to see our two oldest sons and one of our godsons up on the altar (in the church where my husband and I were married) with His Eminence Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Sample and Bishop Vasa!

We were sitting up near the front, behind the first few pews that were filled with all the priests and seminarians, but I was able to take a few pictures when I took the baby to the back. My husband took some more following communion. The boys will have the honor of getting to serve again on Friday for the Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne: Mass of St Bonaventure, Bishop (Extraordinary Form, Class III) which will be celebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. We are so incredibly blessed to have this holy Cardinal with us here in Oregon, all the way from Rome, for a few days!