about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
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Category Archives: Ordination Rites
Two sections on the liturgy of the word, where we read there are readings from the Mass of the day or from the special Mass for ordaining a bishop: 11. The liturgy of the word takes place according to the … Continue reading
Let’s finish up the introduction section to the rites for ordaining a bishop. First the vesting directions for the clergy: 6. The principal consecrator and the concelebrating bishops and priests wear the vestments required for Mass. The bishop-elect wears all … Continue reading
Recapping our examination of the Catholic ordination rites thus far, chapter I covered the admission to candidacy of deacons and priests. Chapter II diaconate ordination and III the ordination of a priest. We’ll skip chapter IV, which combines the ordination … Continue reading
Wrapping up the ordination Mass, we find gifts prepared, then a sign of peace: PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS 26. The deacon assists the bishop in receiving the gifts of the people and he prepares the bread on the paten and … Continue reading
Let’s continue the ordination Mass for a priest, okay? Some important rituals await. First up, the investiture with stole and then the chasuble: 23. After the prayer of consecration, the bishop, wearing his miter, sits, and the newly ordained stands. … Continue reading
Ah! We get to the prayer of consecration. First the rubrics: 22. The candidate kneels before the bishop. With his hands extended over the candidate, the bishop sings the prayer of consecration or says it aloud: Come to our help, … Continue reading
The next five sections of the rite get us up to the consecration prayer. After the promise of respect and obedience, let’s see what happens with the about-to-be-ordained priest: INVITATION TO PRAYER 17. Then all stand, and the bishop, without … Continue reading