Weekly Vocations Message
A special grace may be gained from receiving a “first blessing” of a newly ordained priest. First blessings are customarily given when first Masses are celebrated, but they may be given up to a full year after ordination. Father Matthew Morelli will be giving first blessings at the reception after his first mass on June 2. After receiving the blessing, the faithful may kiss the palms of the newly ordained priest in recognition of the sacred character of his priesthood and of the hands that now hold the Eucharist and confer the sacraments.
The rite of Ordination to Priesthood has a great deal of symbolism, tradition and ritual. Watch the videos below to learn more.
Here are 2 videos about what happens during a Priest Ordination:
What happens at an Ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood: Vocation director explains the ceremony:
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv2AvMT46kg
Busted Halo: Sacraments 101: Holy Orders
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q904xIwxnSc
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Hershey, PA 17033
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