Daily Archives: 25 October 2008

KC: Bp. Finn’s sermon for the consecration of Old St. Patrick

Here is the sermon of His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City for the consecration of Old St. Patrick and a Pontifical Mass. It is slightly edited, and with my emphases and comments. Sermon for the Consecration … Continue reading

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KC: post Consecration celebrations

After the consecration of Old St. Patrick in Kansas City, MO, and the Pontifical Mass, many people headed to a hall near the Cathedral for an elegant reception.  His Excellency Most Rev. Bishop Finn came also.  He made some comments … Continue reading

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More of the Consecration of Old St. Patrick in KC

Here are a few photos of some of the more interesting moments in the rite of consecration and a couple from the Pontifical Mass and its aftermath. I’ll post and maybe add notes later. 

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Consecration and Pontifical Mass

We have consecrated the church. Pontifical Mass will soon begin. The consecration and Mass are over and we have spilled outside! What a ceremony and day. At the reception.

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KC: Old St. Patrick’s – nearing its consecration

When a church is newly built, desecrated, or in a major way restructured, it must be blessed in a solemn way before worship can take place within.  There are different levels of blessing, including dedication and consecration. Today the church … Continue reading

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