Saturday, 27 September 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 10

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception : indeed the number of requests for such vestments has been more than double previous years.

This post concerns Father Carlos Velasquez, of the Diocese of Brooklyn (New York, USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Nicholas DiMarzio in the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Brooklyn on 28th June.

Father Velasquez commissioned vestments made in the Borromeon form for his First Holy Mass. The chasuble was made from a beautiful silk damask in crimson red and was ornamented with a damask in the colours of burgundy and gold, outlined with narrow braids, in the Roman style. The chasuble was identical with another made at the same time by the Studio.

Two matching dalmatics were also made (shewn in the above photograph). The vestments were lined in a bronze-coloured taffeta.

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

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.


Father Velasquez shewn incensing the altar during the celebration
of his First Holy Mass in S' Joseph's Brooklyn.
Image kindly supplied by Father Frank Lona.

During the First Holy Mass of Father Velasquez
Image kindly supplied by Father Velasquez. 

Presbyterium of the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Brooklyn NY.

During the Ordination Mass of Father Velasquez.