The Provost’s Mass at Saint Patrick on February 3, 2013

 

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.

 

 

The Procession.

The Procession.

 

 

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Deacon Frank assisting the Provost, with Father Nicholas the homilist and Father Daniel and Father Gabriel in choir.

 

 

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The incensation of the altar.

 

 

Representatives of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher. The Provost was recently promoted to a Knight Commander with Star.

Representatives of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher.  The Provost was recently promoted to the Rank of Knight Commander with Star.

 

 

Deacon Frank proclaims the Gospel.

Deacon Frank Borchadt proclaims the Gospel.

 

 

Father Nicholas spoke eloquently about the love of God.

Father Nicholas spoke eloquently about the love of God.

 

 

The Provost receives the gifts from the Aboueid family.

The Provost receives the gifts from the Aboueid family.

 

 

The elevation of the chalice.

The elevation of the chalice.

 

 

Holy Communion.

Holy Communion for the St Patrick’s Children’s Choir

 

 

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

 

 

The Provost addressed the faithful about the splendid work of the canons.

The Provost addressed the faithful about the splendid work of the canons.

 

 

The Provosts greets the reception.

The Provosts greets the reception.

 

 

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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 beholds the Virgin of Suyapa, a image of Our Lady from Honduras.

The Provost pays his respects to  the Virgin of Suyapa, the Patroness of Honduras.

 

 

The Provost with Cantalicio Gamarra

The Provost with Cantalicio Gamarra, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries at St Patrick

 

 

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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.

 

 

Tradition dance from Peru.

Music and dancing from different countries (here dancers from Peru) complimented a lunch of traditional food from Honduras.

 

 

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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

in Klosterneuburg.

Dom Sebastian

Dom Sebastian

Please pray for him.