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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reminder: Confirmation and Low Pontifical Mass tomorrow (May 20, 2010)

As mentioned on a previous posting, His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (Diocese of Oakland, CA) will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form at St. Margaret Mary's Church (1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610), tomorrow, May 20 (2010) at 6PM. This will be followed by a Low Pontifical Mass and a reception at the Father Kozina Hall. We will also welcome the presence of Canon William Avis, Rector of Old St. Patrick's Oratory in Kansas City. Please include in your prayers those who are being confirmed. The 29 candidates for confirmation are coming from the 3 Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in the San Francisco Bay Area (St. Margaret Mary's Church, Oakland; Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory in Santa Clara, CA; and Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose, CA). Photo Credit: Angelus Press.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some more pictures of Fr. Ian Mendoza's Ordination last May 14, 2010

Some more pictures from the Ordination Mass last Friday (May 14, 2010).

His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone

Canon Jean Marie Moreau
Fr. Stan Zak (Pastor, St. Margaret Mary's)

Fr. Ian Mendoza with Bishop Cordileone
Fr. Ian Mendoza giving Canon Moreau his first blessing.

Video: Gloria to Gospel

The rest of the pictures are on my facebook photo album.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Preview: Pictures and Video of the Ordination of Ian Mendoza to the Order of the Priesthood

I was fortunate to witness, along with fellow parishioners of St. Margaret Mary's and Canon Jean Marie Moreau (Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) the Ordination of Deacon (now Father) Ian Mendoza to the Order of the Priesthood by his Excellency Bishop Salvatore Cordileone yesterday, May 14 (2010) at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, CA in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (OF). More pictures and videos to be added later.

Me and our newly-ordained priest, Fr. Ian Mendoza

Video preview: "...We choose Ian, our brother, for the Order of the Priesthood."

Friday, May 14, 2010

Filipino deacon to become the youngest priest in the Diocese of Oakland

Fellow blogger Pinoy Catholic might be interested to hear about this: Tonight (7pm), His Excellency Most Reverend Bishop Cordileone, will ordain to the priesthood Deacon Ian Mendoza, who is said to become the youngest priest (27 years old) in the Diocese of Oakland. The ordination (Ordinary Form) is to take place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Deacon Mendoza was born in Bulacan, Philippines. He entered the University of Santo Thomas (One of the oldest universities in the Philippines, and also a pontifical university) then applied at the St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park (Palo Alto, CA). He has served in various parishes in the San Francisco Bay Area (eg. Holy Spirit in Fremont, St. Michael in Livermore). More information about him can be found on the online edition of the Catholic Voice. Kindly include him in your prayers.

Photo credit: The Catholic Voice

Thursday, May 6, 2010

First Thursday Reminder: Year of the Priest Plenary Indulgence

Remember! Today is 1st Thursday! In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month.

For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can be obtained on the opening and closing days of the Year for Priests, on the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, on the first Thursday of the month, or on any other day established by the ordinaries of particular places for the good of the faithful.

To obtain the indulgence the faithful must attend Mass in an oratory or Church and offer prayers to "Jesus Christ, supreme and eternal Priest, for the priests of the Church, or perform any good work to sanctify and mould them to his heart."

The conditions for the faithful for earning a plenary indulgence are to have gone to confession and prayed for the intentions designated by the Pope.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Solemn High Nuptial Latin Mass video clips

Here are some selected video clips taken from the Solemn High Nuptial Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista:

Part 1: Bridal Entrance to Instruction before Marriage

Part 2: Rite of Marriage

Part 3: Homily

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Solemn High Nuptial Latin Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista

Pictures taken from the Solemn High Nuptial Latin Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista. Kristin Favero and Michael Konvolinka from the Oratory of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Santa Clara tied the knot in this Old Mission Church at San Juan Bautista, CA last April 24, 2010. More pictures can be viewed here. Pictures of the rest of the Mission to be posted later.