I hold no no brief for any RC bishop including Baron.
But I liked the message.
I have been a daily Mass goer since the age of 4 – 66 years ago.
My relationship with God is the most important thing in my life.
Obviously, Holy Week and Easter are at the very centre of the Christian year, and these days are very important to me.
The highlights of these days are the Mass of the Lords Supper on Holy Thursday, The Passion of the Lord on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.
At The Oratory, we celebrate all these ceremonies at 7 pm.
I bless the Holy Oils at the Thursday evening ceremony and with any other priest present, renew my priestly promises.
This is my 46th Tridum as a priest and my 24th as a bishop.
IMAGES FROM THE ORATORY ON HOLY THURSDAY
THE ORATORY – PRIESTLY RENEWAL OF PROMISES
BISHOP AND PRIESTS:
I promise to exercise the ministry of teaching and preaching worthily and wisely, aways preaching the true Gospel message.
Furthermore, in my own life, in every word and deed, I will always try to practice what I teach and preach.
I promise to celebrate faithfully and reverently the mysteries of Christ always and everywhere in accord with the Church’s true traditions.
I promise always to live my commitment to others in a way that is an enduring sign of my love of Christ the Lord and his holy people.
In particular, I promise always to have and to seek only appropriate and wholesome relationships, to observe proper boundaries, most especially with the young and vulnerable.
I promise each and every day to try to conform the pattern of my life ever more closely to Christ the High Priest, who offered himself for us to the Father as a pure offering.
I promise to dedicate myself absolutely and totally to being a true and faithful shepherd of God’s holy people always acting and living in love and service of them.
In particular, I promise to strive to avoid selfishness and materialism and any sense of entitlement or privilege.
So help me, Lord.