Friday, October 31, 2014

Additional Photos from Recent Mount Angel Seminary Diaconate Ordination

In an earlier post, MAS Journalism published a story and photos by Phillip J. Shifflet on the recent diaconate ordination. These additional photos by Shifflet offer more views into the events of that day:

Brother James Bartos, OSB, a permanent deacon, proclaims the Gospel.

Most Reverend Peter Brown, CSsR, Bishop of Samoa-Pago Pago, was also present for the celebration.

Archbishop Sample lays hands on Michael Ritter of the Diocese of Sacramento.

The newly-ordained deacons exchange the Kiss of Peace with their classmates who were ordained this past summer.

Archbishop Sample celebrates the Liturgy of the Eucharist, surrounded by the newly ordained deacons and concelebrating priests.

Reverend Monsignor Joseph Betschart, President-Rector of Mount Angel Seminary; Michael Ritter of the Diocese of Sacramento; Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon; Reverend Francisco Hernandez, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Sacramento; and Jose Victor Gutierrez de Anda of the Diocese of Sacramento.

Archbishop Sample with Brother Charles Nawodylo, OCD; Very Reverend Stephen Watson, OCD, Provincial for the Carmelites; and Brother Peter Mary Vecellio.

Voces Fidei, an a capella singing group of MAS seminarians, in traditional Samoan garb with Pio Afu of the Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago.  Voces Fidei sang a post communion song in Samoan and consists of Stephen Cieslak of the Archdiocese of Portland, Gregory Snyder of the Archdiocese of Seattle, Frank Villanueva of the Diocese of Honolulu, Phillip Shifflet of the Diocese of Orange, and John Hesla of the Archdiocese of Portland.

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