This Sunday at my parish, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our administrator’s ordination to the priesthood.
The Very Rev. Frank Passenant was overwhelmed with a lot of emotions during the Mass (which was a stunning celebration featuring trumpet, timpani, choir and an exultant rendition of “Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past” as the recessional, followed by the “Hallelujah Chorus.”) It was a wonderful liturgy and a stirring tribute to four decades of sacrifice, dedication and devotion.
So it was a happy coincidence to discover this video this afternoon, which places the priesthood in a beautiful and challenging new light. (h/t Epic Pew!).
It comes from the Philippines. Take a few minutes and watch.