Father Gabriel — Our Newest Priest — in Austria and in Glen Cove

 

Priestly Ordination in Klosterneuburg

 

 

The American Canons are after ten years in Klosterneuburg

 

 

On Sunday, December 30, 2012, six months and a day after his ordination to the diaconate on June 29, 2012, Father Gabriel became the newest priest of Stift Klosterneuburg.

 

 

Father Gabriel prepared a bilingual booklet for the ordination. On the cover is the image of the king-priest, Melchizedek, from one of the artistic treasures of Stift Klosterneuburg, the Verdun altar.

 

 

 

Procession with the novices and juniors in the lead

 

 

 

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The end of the procession

 

 

 

The altar boys (on the left, Richard Thill from Saint Patrick’s Parish in Glen Cove) and the Deacon wait while the bishop incenses the altar at the start of the liturgy.

 

 

 

Bishop Murphy preaches, first in German to the congregation and then in English to the ordinand.

 

 

 

The deacon awaits his call to ordination.

 

 

 

Litany of the Saints

 

 

 

Litany of the Saints

 

 

 

Bishop Murphy lays hands on the ordinand in the apostolic gesture by which the priesthood is passed on.

 

 

 

All the priests present also lay on hands as a gesture of the collegiality of the priesthood. Here, Dom Clemens prays for Dom Gabriel.

 

 

 

After the Laying on of Hands, Bishop Murphy offers the Consecratory Prayer which completes the ordination.

 

 

 

Now a priest, Father Gabriel is vested with the Chasuble.

 

 

 

His hands having been anointed with Sacred Chrism by Bishop Murphy, Father Gabriel here wears the Maniturgium, a linen cloth which will absorb the Holy Oil. According to an ancient tradition, the newly ordained priest presents the Maniturgium to his mother, who one day will be buried with it in her hands, a sign that she has given her son to the Church as a priest.

 

 

 

Kneeling before the Bishop, Father Gabriel received the chalice and paten, with which he will every day offer the Holy Sacrifice.

 

 

 

Incensation of the Bishop during the Offertory Rites.

 

 

 

The Solemn Worship of God

 

 

 

For the first time, Father Gabriel offers the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

 

 

 

The new priest

 

 

 

Fractio

 

 

 

Per ipsum…

 

 

 

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The distribution of Holy Communion for the first time as a priest.

 

 

 

Father Gabriel gives Holy Communion to his brother Bryan.

 

 

 

At the end of “a Mass well sung” the Provost presented Bishop Murphy with a Golden Leopoldi Pfennig, a coin traditionally given to those who have made pilgrimage to the Saint’s tomb.

 

 

 

Bishop Murphy expresses his gratitude to all present.

 

 

 

Dom Ambrose, bearing the Chapter Cross, leads the solemnly professed members of the Community in the recessional.

 

 

 

Thank you from Father Gabriel to the Bishop and the community afterwards in the sacristy.

 

 

 

Father Gabriel with his mother and father.

 

 

 

Father Gabriel among his family

 

 

 

Father Gabriel with the American Canons and young Mr Thill

 

 

 

Father Gabriel & Anya, his niece

 

 

 

Glen Cove

 

Father Gabriel celebrated Masses of Thanksgiving in Austria, first, for his family, in English at the Verdun altar, then that same day, in the Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady on December 31, 2012  in Germany, with Dom Benedict preaching a bilingual homily, and finally, on the December 6th, 2013, for the Solemnity of the Epiphany at the parish of St Leopold in Donaufeld, where Dom Josef and Dom Maximilian, are pastor and parochial vicar respectively.

 

Primiz in the Stift

 

 

Father Gabriel incenses the Christmas crib.

Father Gabriel incenses the Christmas crib.

 

 

 

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Blessing of the incense.

 

 

 

 

Father Gabriel incenses the offerings.

 

 

 

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Father Gabriel presides at the Eucharistic Prayer with concelebrants.

 

 

 

 Mass of Thanksgiving

at Saint Rocco, Glen Cove

 

Upon Dom Gabriel’s return, he celebrated two well attended, joy-filled Masses: at Saint Rocco on Saturday, January 12th and at Saint Patrick on the Hill on Sunday, January 13th, for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

 

Father Gabriel approaches the entrance to Saint Rocco for the 4 pm anticipatory Mass.

Father Gabriel approaches the entrance to Saint Rocco for the 4 pm anticipatory Mass.

 

 

 

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A church packed to celebrate the gift of a new priest to Glen Cove and to the Church.

 

 

Father Gabriel incenses the altar during Purchell's trumpet voluntary.

Father Gabriel incenses the altar during Purcell’s trumpet voluntary.

 

 

 

Father Elias welcomes Father Gabriel to Saint Rocco as its new parochial vicar.

Father Elias welcomes Father Gabriel to Saint Rocco as its new parochial vicar.

 

 

 

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Father Bob Romeo, pastor of Saint Boniface and local Dean, assists at the Mass as Thurifer.

 

 

Father Elias holds the homily.

Father Elias holds the homily.

 

 

 

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A bemused Father Gabriel listens to the homily.

 

 

 

Father Gabriel receives the bread and the wine.

Father Gabriel receives the bread and the wine.

 

 

 

Presentation of the bread.

Presentation of the Host.

 

 

 

 

In spiritu humlitatis...

In spiritu humilitatis…

 

 

 

Blessing the offering of incense.

Blessing the offering of incense.

 

 

 

Father Gabriel incenses the offerings.

Father Gabriel incenses the offerings.

 

 

Orate fratres...

Orate, fratres…

 

 

 

 

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Epiclesis

 

 

 

Elevation of the Host

Elevation of the Host

 

 

 

 

Consecration of the Precious Blood.

Consecration of the Precious Blood.

 

 

 

 

Per ipsum...

Per Ipsum…

 

 

 

 

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The peace of the Lord be with you always…

 

 

 

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Ecce, Agnus Dei.

 

 

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

 

 

 

Closing Prayer

Closing Prayer

 

 

The Reverend Dean offers words of joy on behalf of the Bishop and the Diocese on the addition of a new priest for the pastoral ministry at Saint Patrick, Saint Rocco and the entire diocese.

The Reverend Dean offers words of joy on behalf of the Bishop and the Diocese on the addition of a new priest for the pastoral ministry at Saint Patrick, Saint Rocco and the entire diocese.

 

 

 

Father Gabriel conveys his great happiness in his unexpected discovery of Long Island as part of God's plan for him and his service as a priest.

Father Gabriel conveys his great happiness in his unexpected discovery of Long Island as part of God’s plan for him and his service as a priest.

 

 

 

The final blessing.

The final blessing.

 

 

 

The recessional...

The recessional…to applause for our new priest!

 

 

 

 

Father Gabriel imparts his blessing in the parish center in the newly installed exhibition of Twenty Centuries of the Catholic Church.

Father Gabriel imparts his blessing in the parish center surrounded by the newly installed exhibition of the History of the Catholic Church…

 

 

 

....meanwhile in the Madonna Room everyone is ready to eat!

….meanwhile in the Madonna Room everyone is ready to eat!

 

 

 

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Father Gabriel with the incredibly talented women who make so many of the festivities at Saint Rocco possible.

 

 

...meanwhile over in the Madonna Room the party is well underway!

Time for dessert.

 

 

 

the cake

the cake

 

 

 

Everyone is so happy! Hooray for our new priest.

Everyone is so happy! Hooray for our new priest.

 

 The photos from the Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Patrick will be in the next post.

Upcoming….the visit of the Abbot Primate and his party to open the exhibition on Saint Leopold and to attend the Inaugural Headmaster’s Ball on February 1st and 2nd respectively.