Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A True and Perfect Sacrifice

"The priest who imitates that which Christ did,
truly takes the place of Christ,
and offers there in the Church
a true and perfect sacrifice."
~ Saint Cyprian (258 A.D.) ~

The video below highlights the beautiful and touching 2009 Priest Ordinations at St. Marys Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Oregon. Thanks be to God, on Saturday, June 13, 2009, Archbishop John Vlazny ordained seven men to the priesthood. They were Fr. Eric Andersen, Fr. Fred Anthony, Fr. Mariano Escano, Fr. David Jaspers, Fr. Theodore Lange, Fr. Thomas Layton and Fr. Cary Reniva.

Thank you to Catholicdadof4 who commented:

Notice at 1:18 the priests give their mothers the cloth that was wrapped around their hands at the time of ordination. Tradition is when she dies it is placed underneath her head. When she meets Christ in judgment, and he asks, "what did you do ...for me?" she can say, "I gave you a priest to serve your people." Mothers encourage your sons to be a priest!

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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