Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Priestly Ordinations 2019 : 5

Father Bill Van Wagner
Figure 1
Father Van Wagner pictured during his
First Holy Mass.
One of the ordinands for whom this year the Saint Bede Studio prepared a set of vestments, kindly wrote to us to thank us for our work.  We are pleased to include here a message from Father William Van Wagner of the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin) USA, together with some photographs he sent us of his first Holy Mass.

I wanted to pass along some photos from my First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at S. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells,  for which the vestment I commissioned with you was worn. The compliments on the beauty of your work were numerous, with many acknowledging how the dignity and artistry of the chasuble inspired true worship of God almighty. Thank you for your brilliant work. I myself was deeply edified to be vested in such manner as to give due reverence to the solemnity of the occasion. Know of my prayers for you and for you work.

Please pray for Father Van Wagner and for all newly-ordained priests.

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.

Father William Van Wagner
Figure 2
Father Van Wagner pictured with sacred ministers and
concelebrants at the conclusion of his
First Holy Mass.