Diaconate Ordination

by Nissa on 14th June, 2012

You are cordially invited…

On Saturday, 9 June, at the Cathedral of St. Paul, we celebrated a very special occasion:: Brian’s ordination to the diaconate for the Diocese of Worcester.  Five years of formation culminated on a beautiful, sunny morning in a glorious Mass of Ordination, presided over by the Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, with hundreds of clergy, family, and friends looking on as eight men received the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Processing into the Cathedral – Nissa and Brian (photo courtesy Colleen Sullivan)

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Candelabra centrepiece of euonymus, hydrangea (leaves), Tibet and Gold Rush roses, white button mums, wild bedstraw, and white dendrobium orchids: 

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Canapes, looking like jewels on pillows:

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

The fabulous cake created by Carri Allen of Bugaboo Confections:

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Three of Deacon Brian’s eight children mugging for the camera after Mass::

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

Diaconate Ordination | Cathedral of St. Paul | 9 June 2012

The Menu::

  • An assortment of canapes, featuring Trappist breads and preserves
  • Chilled fresh pea soup shooters
  • Bacon-wrapped dates
  • Spring ham kabobs atop seasoned rice, featuring Renaissance Farms pasture-raised ham
  • A selection of Gethsemani Abbey Trappist fudge and Trappestine candies
  • Lemon cake with buttercream and raspberry filling

We are so proud of his accomplishment, and are looking forward to many years of ministry as a family.

Ceremony Location:: Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester, MA

Reception Location:: Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies, Worcester, MA (not available to the public)

Reception Flowers:: Nissa Gadbois for A Lovely Affair

Catering:: Simply Elegant Events, Holden, MA

Cake:: Bugaboo Confections

Photography:: Nissa Gadbois and Colleen Sullivan

Boys’ Suits:: Calvin Klein

Girls’ Dresses:: Pink Princess Boutique

 

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