The morning after the Headmaster’s Ball, the Provost celebrated a bilingual Mass at Saint Patrick on the Hill. The Provost offered Mass auf Deutsch (in German), while the readings, the homily (delivered by Father Nicholas) and the songs were in English.
Deacon Frank assisting the Provost, with Father Nicholas the homilist and Father Daniel and Father Gabriel in choir.
The incensation of the altar.
Representatives of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. The Provost was recently promoted to the Rank of Knight Commander with Star.
Deacon Frank Borchadt proclaims the Gospel.
Father Nicholas spoke eloquently about the love of God.
The Provost receives the gifts from the Aboueid family.
The elevation of the chalice.
Holy Communion for the St Patrick’s Children’s Choir
The Provost addressed the faithful about the splendid work of the canons.
The Provosts greets the reception.
The Provost thanks photographer Tony Gallego for assistance in preparing the Exhibition on the Life of Saint Leopold for his service with a newly published book on the Stift’s Treasury (Schatzkammer).
The Provost pays his respects to the Virgin of Suyapa, the Patroness of Honduras.
The Provost with Cantalicio Gamarra, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries at St Patrick
The celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Suyapa presented a wonderful opportunity for the Provost to experience the many faces of Saint Patrick on the Hill and to bring together both the Hispanic and English-speaking communities.
Music and dancing from different countries (here dancers from Peru) complimented a lunch of traditional food from Honduras.
The Provost greeted various volunteers from the Hispanic Community including the catechists and many candidates for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Here he speaks with those responsible for the Celebration of Our Lady of Suyapa, who just returned from a Mission to Honduras where they helped rebuild a church which had crumbled.
We are happy to announce that our confrère,
Dom Sebastian Schmöltz
will be ordained to the diaconate
on March 17, 2013
Please pray for him.