19 March 2010

A new priest...

On Saturday, March 20th (Commemoration of St. Cuthbert), Deacon Jeffery W. Moore will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood.  This will take place in San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas, at 10:00 a.m.  Fr. Moore is being appointed as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Atonement Church, and will serve also as a hospital chaplain.

Fr. Moore's first Solemn Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Atonement Church on Sunday, March 21st, at 11:00 a.m.  The preacher will be the Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Fort Worth.

As you may know, a plenary indulgence is available at the first Mass of a newly-ordained priest.  The Enchiridion of Indulgences states, "A plenary indulgence is granted to a priest on the occasion of the first Mass he celebrates with some solemnity and to the faithful who devoutly assist at the same Mass," under the following conditions:
The faithful must, in addition to being in the state of grace:

—have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin;
—have sacramentally confessed their sins;
—receive the Holy Eucharist;
—pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff.
O God, by whose providence thine only-begotten Son was made an High Priest for ever, that in him thy majesty might be glorified, and all might find salvation: Mercifully grant that so many as he hath called to be ministers and stewards of his mysteries may ever be found faithful in their vocation and ministry; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.