Chrism Mass for the Ordinariate


Archbishop Menini entering and being welcomed into the Church.
Yesterday, Holy Monday, the clergy and people of the Ordinariate came to Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, for the Chrism Mass of the Ordinariate. We were pleased to welcome once again the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Menini, as our principal celebrant.

The Mass of Holy Chrism is when the Holy Oils administered in the Sacraments are blessed, and also when the clergy renew their vows as priests and deacons.

As always it was good to be with one's brothers in the clergy, to be supported by representatives of the laity whom we serve, and to concelebrate a wonderful solemn mass. The Mass setting was by Bruckner and included trombones, which was very splendid and fitting for the celebration.

Here are a few snaps I took after mass was over as people and clergy were milling around.