Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Masses of Thanksgiving

Although the first Mass of a newly ordained Priest is the ordination Mass itself, it is custom for the newly ordained to have a "First Mass of Thanksgiving". Our two new priests celebrated their Masses of Thanksgiving the day after their ordination. Although this Mass is primarily thanksgiving to God, the new priest also remembers all those who assisted and encouraged him on his journey toward the priesthood, especially his family, friends and benefactors.