14 June 2007

Solemn High Mass at the Oratory and Investiture of Choir Habit

At St. Francis de Sales Oratory tonight, Monsignor Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, celebrated Solemn High Mass. Also, he invested the U.S. clerics of the Institute with their distinctive choir habit.

I just wanted to post a few photos, for two reasons: 1) to give you a flavor of the evening, and 2) to lower the quality standards of blogger photography.

Monsignor Wach during the investiture ceremony.

During Mass: Gloria. You can see some of the priest's choir habits behind Monsignor.

Sermon given by Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz, Provincial Superior for the United States. Monsignor talked about the mission of the Institute, its reliance on Mary as Patroness, and issued an invitation to young people to follow Christ without reserve if they feel the call to the priesthood and religious life. Finally, he announced that the Institute would soon promote its lay Society of the Sacred Heart.

Holy Communion distributed by Fr. Jacques Fournier, Vicar at the Oratory.

Recessional, with a view of the choir habit. See you tomorrow at the Cathedral at 1 pm!


Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

thetimman said...

Thanks. Hope all is well in India.

semperidem said...

love the photos and the new choir vesture of the Institute...the royal blue is so cool. Thanks for the pics...