Saturday, 9 May 2009

First Mass

On Thursday 30th April, four deacons of the Archdiocese of Sydney were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. The following evening, one of the new priests, Father Andrew Benton, celebrated his First Mass as a Missa Solemnis in the Extraordinary Form at the Cerretti Chapel, Manly. This magnificent chapel has been until recent years the chapel of the Archdiocesan Seminary. Vestments used on this occasion were designed by the Saint Bede Studio. Below are some photographs of the Mass (courtesy of Dr Chris Steward, Melbourne).

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At the Collect:

At the Offertory:

Preparing Incense:

At the Pax:

At the Blessing: