ANNOUNCING: The First Masses of Newly Ordained (Sunday May 26, 2013)

May 8, 2013

You are invited to the First Masses of the Ordination Class of 2013 on Sunday May 26, 2013
(they will be ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 2013)

+Saturday morning May 25 at 8AM
there will be a special first Mass of Thanksgiving
with ALL the ordinandi & our friars at the Dominican House of Studies at 8AM 

“Father” Dominic Joseph Bump OP
Saints Philip & James Church
2801 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218
11:00AM, reception to follow

“Father” Bernard Marie Timothy OP
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church
9601 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD  20814
10:00AM, reception to follow

“Father” Matthew Carroll OP
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
6420 Linway Terrace
McLean, VA  22101

All Saints Catholic Church‎ (on Sunday June 2, 2013 at 11:30AM)
9300 Stonewall Road
Manassas, VA 20110

“Father” Albert Duggan OP
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington DC  20036

“Father” Reginald Mary Lynch OP
St. Dominic’s Church
630 E Street, SW
Washington DC  20024

“Father” Ambrose Mary Little OP
St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
313 2nd Street, SE
Washington DC  20003
9AM, reception to follow

Ordination Class of 2013 – to be ordained on May 24

1. The practice of receiving a priest’s “first blessing” after his ordination Mass is a praiseworthy custom, but there is no specific indulgence attached to receiving such a blessing or, for that matter, to attending a cleric’s ordination Mass.

2. There is a specific plenary indulgence attached to attending a priest’s first “scheduled” or “public” Mass (regardless of whether it is designated a “Mass of Thanksgiving”, although it likely will be so designated), and to the first such Mass only.Enchiridion 1999, conc. 27. The celebration indulgenced here is not the same as the ordination Mass itself.

Read more about indulgences: Edward Peters, A Modern Guide to Indulgences (Liturgy Training Publications, 2008).

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