Friday, April 16, 2010

Chrism Mass The Pas March 16 2010

Because of the size of our archdiocese, the Chrism mass is celebrated earlier than usual. The celebration this year saw over 84 persons from across the archdiocese participate. Here Fr. Mark Blom OMI, the MC, and Fr. Bart Burke, the oldest priest present, are seated with Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie OMI. This is one of two events during the year that seeks to gathers the clergy and pastoral ministers ( the other is our Study Days) along with faithful from across the archdiocese. Note: the homily on the occasion of this chrism mass can be found under the heading of homilies on our website.

Sr. Andrea Dumont and Sr. Carmen Catellier either enjoying a lighter moment in the liturgy, or singing or praying.

The priest concelebrants of the archdiocese gather around Archbishop Sylvain for the blessing of the chrism.

Representatives from the parishes and missions brought up the gifts.

The clergy and pastoral ministers present posed with the archbishop. From left to right, Fr. Bart Burke, Sr. Carmen Catellier, SNJM; Sr. Andrea Dumont, CSJ; Fr. Noel Boulanger OMI, Sr. Mary Assenmacher OP; Fr. Eugene Whyte OMI; Sr. Ethel Detz OP; Fr. Bill Stang OMI; Fr. John Zunti OMI; Fr. Mark Blom OMI; Fr. Bob Leblanc; Sr. Mary Kastens OP; Fr. Susai Jesu OMI; Fr. Calixtus Fernando; Sr. Iva Gregory OP; Fr. Wendelin Rolheiser OMI and Fr. Louis Legare OMI.

A large crowd came from Sandy Bay and Pelican Narrows in Saskatchewan and posed for pictures with the bishop after along with their pastor, Fr. Susai Jesu OMI, in the background.

Most of those who attended enjoyed a catered supper after the event in Guy Hall before heading home.

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