Fr Yousef Marie, F.SS.R. celebrated his first Solemn High Mass on Sunday 23rd June in the Church of the Fraternity of St Peter, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome. We are most grateful to them for the use of their Church. Fr Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. was deacon and Br Jean Marie, F.SS.R. was subdeacon. Fr Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. was assistant priest.
Vesting in the sacristy.
Father in his cope just before the start of Holy Mass.
After the Asperges Father removes the cope and puts on the chasuble and the maniple.
During the Gloria.
The deacon kneels to receive the blessing to chant the Gospel.
During the Gospel a beautiful shaft of light shone through the smoke of incense.
Offering the bread.
Hoc est enim corpus meum.
Fr Yousef Marie consecrates for the first time, changing the host into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
Hic est enim calix sanguinis mei...
The consecration of the wine.
O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine;
All praise and all thanksgiving,
Be every moment Thine!
Father consumes the Precious Blood.
Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccata mundi...
Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who taketh away the sin of the world...
Father Yousef Marie gives Holy Communion to his mother...
...and to two of his brothers who were able to be present.
The last blessing.
Thanks be to God for the ordination of a new priest. May he be God's instrument for the conversion and salvation of many souls!
In the sacristy after Mass.