Saturday, May 22, 2010

Photos & Video: Confirmation in the Traditional Rite (May 20, 2010)

Here are some pictures (and a video -- hopefully I can add more, if time permits) taken from the Confirmation Ceremony and Pontifical Low Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite (Extraordinary Form) at St. Margaret Mary's Church last Friday, May 20, 2010. It was a joyful occasion to welcome once again his Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (Diocese of Oakland, CA). Reception followed in the Father Kozina Hall.
Canon William Avis (Rector of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest's Apostolate, Old St. Patrick's Oratory at Kansas City, Missouri) giving instructions to the confirmandi, during the practice session before the Confirmation Ceremony.
Canon Avis addressing the confirmandi and their sponsors (I was a sponsor to one of them).
His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone's arrival. He was welcomed by Canon Jean Marie Moreau and Fr. Stan Zak (Pastor of St. Margaret Mary's).
Procession towards the Church.

Bishop Cordileone blessing the faithful as he enters the church.
Bishop Cordileone is assisted by Canon Moreau while vesting.
Bishop Cordileone asking questions to the confirmandi (see video on the bottom of this entry).
Rite of confirmation.

The confirmandi (Boys were on the Epistle side, Girls on the Gospel side)
The bishop is being vested for the low mass.
Orate fratres...
The confirmandi were able to kiss the bishop's ring, before being given Holy Communion.

The newly-confirmed with the bishop.
The newly confirmed with the bishop and the sponsors.
The assisting clergy and servers with Bishop Cordileone.
The clergy and seminarians with Bishop Cordileone.
Yummy food provided by the families and sponsors.
Veni Creator Spiritus Cake.
Guests and family members of the newly-confirmed.
His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone.
This is me with Bishop Cordileone. I gave his Excellency a "Brick-by-Brick" mug as a simple token of appreciation for his coming to our parish. This cool mug is available at Fr. John Zuhlsdorf's (aka Father "Z") WDTPRS Cafe Press store.
Some of my Catechism classmates with Canon Avis.
Confirmation in the Traditional Rite (Extraordinary Form) and Pontifical Low Mass (May 20, 2010)

More pictures of the Confirmation Ceremony can be viewed on my picasa web album (can be accessed by clicking on the picture above).

Q&A with Bishop Cordileone. He remembers being asked by the bishop when he himself was confirmed.

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