2011 Retreat and Blessing of the Alb Ceremony at St Mary's New Bedford

During the liturgy, Monsignor Oliveira noted the relevance of the day’s first reading which coincidently was the passage from Acts 6:1-7 which spoke of the institution of the diaconate by the Apostles. Following the homily, Monsignor blessed the albs, which the men will wear in their ministry as readers and then called forward each candidate and his wife. Deacon Fantasia presented their wife the alb and she then assisted her husband in robing for the first time. 

Retreat 2011
Retreat 2011
Retreat 2011
Blessing of the Albs - St Mary's New Bedford
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Wives Robe Their Husbands
Candidates and their Wives
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Blessing of the Albs - St Mary's New Bedford
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Retreat 2011
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Retreat 2011
Candidates and their Wives
Retreat 2011
Receiving the Alb
Retreat 2011
Wives Robe Their Husbands
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Receiving the Alb
Fr Andrew Johnson conducted the Retreat
Receiving the Alb
Retreat 2011
Receiving the Alb

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