Sunday, 17 July 2016

Priestly Ordinations 2016 : 3

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

In this post, we are pleased to draw attention to the ordination of Father James McClellan of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul (Minnesota) USA.  Father McClellan was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral of Saint Paul on 28th May by the Most Rev'd Bernard Hebda, together with eight other candidates.

Father McClellan commissioned a Puginesque set of vestments from the Studio for the celebration of his First Holy Mass.

The chasuble, in the Studio's Saint Austin style, was made from an ecclesiastical brocade, ivory in colour. The chasuble was ornamented with braids of the Studio's own design in colours of red and gold.  The great beauty of this chasuble lies in its simplicity and harmonious balance of colours.

Please pray for Father McClellan and for all newly-ordained priests.


Please click on the images for an enlarged view.

Father McClellan incensing the Offerings
during his First Holy Mass in the
Church of the Divine Mercy
Faribault, Minnesota.

Image kindly supplied by Father McClellan.

During the Ordination Mass in the Cathedral of the city of
Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Image kindly supplied by Father McClellan.

The Cathedral of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
This vast cruciform building is tremendously imposing.