Pontifical Mass of the Diocesan Bishop

by | Jul 13, 2017 | Altar Boys, Archbishop, Cardinal Burke, Sacred Heart, Sacred Liturgy Conference | 9 comments

Last night my husband and I were blessed to be able to attend the opening Mass of the Sacred Liturgy Conference. It was the Mass of St. Peter, Apostle (Ordinary Form, Votive Mass) celebrated by our Most Reverend Archbishop Alexander Sample.  It brought tears to my eyes to see our two oldest sons and one of our godsons up on the altar (in the church where my husband and I were married) with His Eminence Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Sample and Bishop Vasa!

We were sitting up near the front, behind the first few pews that were filled with all the priests and seminarians, but I was able to take a few pictures when I took the baby to the back. My husband took some more following communion. The boys will have the honor of getting to serve again on Friday for the Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne: Mass of St Bonaventure, Bishop (Extraordinary Form, Class III) which will be celebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. We are so incredibly blessed to have this holy Cardinal with us here in Oregon, all the way from Rome, for a few days!


  1. Julie Fier


    2017-07-13 17:37:41

  2. Debbie

    Oh my!!! This is a most wonderful experience for you and your husband and your sons! To meet His Eminence in person! Such a Blessing. Cardinal Burke confirmed our son-in-law when he was Bishop. He is a very dear and Holy man…This is such a special unique experience for your sons to serve Holy Mass for him on Friday! An opportunity of a lifetime!!! Your photos are so special Jessica. The painting of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is exquisite. This is a very beautiful church. May God continue to bless your lovely family.

    2017-07-13 18:26:29

  3. Marilyn

    What an honor for all who participated in this beautiful Mass. Marilyn

    2017-07-13 22:19:30

  4. Marion

    What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing this special Mass with your readers. Marion

    2017-07-13 22:20:38

  5. Erin

    Oh my, your sons and godson got to serve for a Cardinal!!!!! They'll never forget that night

    2017-07-14 01:55:48

  6. Genevieve

    Wow! Absolutely wonderful!!

    2017-07-14 03:25:56

  7. Karina

    A beautiful Mass, and a blessing to be able to attend! One of our priests was able to attend this confence as well. I can't wait to hear more about it. We were blessed to meet Cardinal Burke several years ago in Pendleton after the NW Men's conference. I don't know if he's been to Oregon another time as Cardinal, but we are certainly grateful for the opportunity we had.

    2017-07-14 06:22:14

  8. Rosalie

    This is so wonderful to read and look at…A Memory that will last for you and the entire family…so beautiful and precious your new little one receiving those special Blessings…Thanks for sharing this with us all…Continued Blessings….

    2017-07-15 21:20:03

  9. Guest

    How wonderful!!!

    2017-07-16 15:51:18


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