Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bishop Gregorio: Traditional Confirmation and Solemn Pontifical High Mass

Photos by Fidel Cenir

A very historic "Summorum Pontificum" weekend for the TLM community and the parishioners of the Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy, Diocese of Cubao, Metro Manila Philippines as his lordship Bishop Camilo Gregorio D.D. of the Prelature of Batanes gave the Sacraments of Confirmation and offered a Solemn Pontifical High Mass according to the liturgical books of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.


On the eve of the anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum last September 13, 2008, Bishop Camilo Gregorio D.D. confirmed 16 christians according to the liturgical books of the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite at the Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy. The good bishop gave a short catechisis on the sacrament before confecting it the the confirmants. A solemn Mass was offered after the confirmation.





The following day, on the anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum last September 14, 2008, his lordship Bishop Camilo Gregorio, D.D. of the Prelature of Batanes, offered a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in commemoration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with Father Michell Jojo Zerrudo, Father Erwin Dela Cruz and Sem. Mark Bunag assisting. The Bishop was served by the altar servers of the parish, from Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph and the Holy Cross Parish.






Our warmest gratitude to Bishop Camilo Gregorio D.D., Father Michell Joe Zerrudo, Father Erwin Dela Cruz and other nameless inviduals who organized and supported the event.

1 comment:

Postmodernist said...

Yeah and I'm one of 'em "Christians." Anyway, it's really good to be confirmed, and to finally know that I'm "officially" back, and received into the Catholic Church. Well, I was once excommunicated latae sententiae (I won't go to the shameful details), I approached my Novus Ordo bishop to be received again, but I always have some doubts. But after talking to Bishop Gregorio, and now that I'm confirmed (in the traditional Roman Rite), I know that I'm in the true Church Christ founded extra Ecclesiam nulla salus.

Laus tibi Christe.