10th Anniversary of Ordination & First Mass

by | May 31, 2018 | FSSP, Happy Anniversary, Ordinations, Priests, St. Joan of Arc | 2 comments

Happy 10th Anniversary to Father Dennis Gordon, FSSP! 

It’s hard to believe it has been ten years today since we made that last long road trip to attend his ordination on May 30, 2008.


Tomorrow it will have been ten years since our oldest son received his First Holy Communion from his Uncle/Godfather at his Godfather’s very first Mass and Sean and I were *Almost* Excommunicated… Time sure is passing quickly!

We had hoped to travel up to Father’s parish (St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church!) up in Idaho this week but it didn’t work out. Instead we are praying extra for him today and one of the girls baked another French Vanilla Fleur De Lis Cake for dessert.

Would you please take a moment to offer a prayer for Father Gordon and for all priests? The following prayer for priests was written by St. Therese:

O Jesus, eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Your Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Let Your holy love surround them and shield them from the world’s contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen.


  1. Marilyn

    Happy Anniversary Father Gordon. Marilyn,Joan and Marion

    2018-05-31 20:58:40

  2. Meagan Daoust

    Wow! I had never heard the story of the First Communion/First Mass. Looking back, that is FUNNY! I'm sure it wasn't at the time. I don't know about you but we, especially myself, have a lot of spiritual attacks around any child's sacrament. For example, my seven year old almost died the day after his Baptism, and his First Communion was CANCELLED due to a serious snow storm here in MN. We were given the option of allowing him his First Communion the next day at Sunday Mass as opposed to waiting for the re-scheduled day." YES!! THAT!! We're doing that!!" If this boy ever becomes a priest, Whoa -nelly!, I'ma gonna need some prayers the night before his ordination.

    2018-05-31 21:45:58


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