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Ordinations at Blackfriars 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012
There are certain joyful occasions in our community life which might seem to rival even the great feasts of Easter, Christmas and Pentecost. Last Saturday, 7 July 2012, was such an auspicious day.

On this day, our brothers, Gustave Noël Ineza (Province of Canada) and Gregory Pearson were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop William Kenney CP.

On this day, our brother, Robert William Verrill, was ordained to the sacred priesthood.

On this day, their families, friends, and the whole community rejoiced to see them raised to these new ministries, to serve at God's altar for the building up of his Church. Let the heavens rejoice and earth be glad!

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Here, those to be ordained deacons promise obedience to their ordinary.


The newly-ordained deacons are vested with the stole and dalmatic.


The bishop says the prayer of priestly consecration over fr. Robert.


After the laying on of hands and vesting with the chasuble, fr. Robert receives the gifts of 
bread and wine which he will offer at the altar.


The Eucharistic Prayer:


After Mass, fr. Robert gives his first blessings to the brethren, his family, 
and all the assembled people of God.




Dominican brothers and sisters travelled from all over the country to join the celebration.



Please keep frs. Robert, Gustave and Gregory, and Bishop William, in your prayers.

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