17 June 2012

Congratulations to Fr. Ousley!

An old university associate of mine writes:

Fr. Ousley's ordination went well today. Beautiful music, with the excellent choir of Holy Cross, and a really first-rate cantor, singing a combination of simplified and full Gregorian propers in Latin and English. He sang the Te Deum afterwards, and I ducked up to the choir loft to sing it with him. The congregation really pitched in on the hymns. Bp. McIntyre preached an excellent sermon. Frs Hurd and Jason Catania were there, so we had blessings from 2 new Roman Catholic priests afterwards. We had quite a few seminarians helping out, including 3 transitional deacons, and I think they enjoyed it as well. Additional thanks you's go to Fr. Gill who was MC, and to those who set up the luncheon afterwards. The bulletin is here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0l49QBUIB38eXFZWkd6di11NEk/edit?pli=1.
The Mass booklet linked above is a thing of beauty showing the hand of someone who keenly understands the Anglican tradition of typesetting and book printing!

This ordination is such wonderful news. I hope any of my readers in the Philadelphia area will visit Fr. Ousley and the Church of St. Michael the Archangel for Holy Mass and consider how you can support the mission and ministry of that congregation. If you are able please send Fr. Ousley's parish a financial gift in honour of this wonderful occasion of Fr. Ousley's ordination.

+Te Deum laudamus!