On June 22, 2011 at noon, Dom Daniel Nash became Pastor of St. Patrick, Dom Elias Carr became Pastor at St. Rocco, and Dom Bruno Semple became Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick. In a little over four months, the newly erected Canonry of Saint Leopold has begun to take shape. The faithful have responded positively to the presence of Canons and to this new form of priestly common life.
Thank you for all your prayerful support! Enjoy these photos from this opening phase.
A view of St. Patrick-on-the-Hill, the oldest parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the residence for the Canonry of Saint Leopold.
Within our first week, we received our first guests, Msgr. James Pereda and Dom Alkuin Schachenmayr, monk of Heiligenkreuz,
Our first great Canonical Liturgy - the Requiem Mass for H.I.H. Archduke Otto von Habsburg on July 17, 2011. More than two hundred and fifty people assisted at this Mass in the Ordinary Form.
More moving in...
The procession at the close of the Opening Mass for the Feast of Saint Rocco on July 26, 2011. Rev. Richard Carr leads the procession, Dom Gabriel, Dom Bruno, Dom Elias, Fr. Larry Rywalt, C.P. and Dom Daniel.
His Excellency, Bishop William Murphy, presided at Solemn Vespers on July 27, 2011 during the Feast of Saint Rocco
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during Solemn Vespers
Dom Bruno presided at Solemn Vespers on July 28, 2011 during the Feast of Saint Rocco, here pictured with Dom Gabriel and Dom Daniel.
The main Sunday celebration of the Feast of Saint Rocco on July 31, 2011.
Following the Mass, the statue and relic of Saint Rocco are brought out of the church in order to visit the homebound of the parish on July 31, 2011.
The procession passes through the feast booths before weaving through the neighborhood.
The relic is borne solemnly to allow the homebound faithful to venerate Saint Rocco and to ask for his intercession.
The procession took over two hours in the deep summer sun of late July.
The procession returned to the church, where much good eating and drinking awaited.
Dom Bruno delivers his homily at the Anniversary Mass for Abbot-Primate Gebhard Koberger on August, 16, 2011. This annual commemoration of the most recently deceased provost is an old custom of Klosterneuburg.
Still moving into the Canonry...
A gift from the Provost to the Canonry, this statue of St. Leopold stands just inside the main entrance.
- Blessing the Subdeacon at the Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Honor of the Holy Name of Mary.
Many faithful from Glen Cove and beyond assisted at the Solemn High Mass. In accordance with the wishes of the Holy Father, we strive to make available both Forms of the Sacred Liturgy.
Dom Daniel reads the Last Gospel, held by Rev. Timothy Reid.
"et viderunt . . . portas exustas et in atriis virgulta nata sicut in saltu vel montibus et pastoforia diruta et sciderunt vestimenta sua et planxerunt planctu magno et inposuerunt cinerem . . . (I Machabaeorum, 4:38-9)
The canons joined a group the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary in five different languages on a beautiful autumnal afternoon in October at the town square.
Dom Bruno pauses from blessing the graves at St. Patrick's cemetery after the All Souls Day Mass celebrated there each year.
After offering Mass at the cemetery, Dom Daniel blesses the places of rest of the faithful departed.