ORDAINED ON October 2nd, Father David Kemna of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), returned to his home parish of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Portage des Sioux, Missouri, and yesterday celebrated the Holy Mass according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII.
The small church was filled. Knights of Columbus served as honor guards, and seminarians, religious and Archdiocesan priests were in attendance as well as many of the faithful. Both the External Solemnity of Saint Francis of Assisi, and the 20th Sunday after Pentecost were commemorated.
Prayers at the foot of the altar.
During the Kyrie.
Members of the Gregorian Schola of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.
Blessing before the Gospel.
Reading the Gospel.
Fr. Kemna preparing to preach the homily.
Prayers before the Canon of the Mass.
Prayers before the Consecration.
Knights of Columbus during the final prayers. Mass ended with the Te Deum.
Procession out of the church.
Clergy process out.
Photos of Father Kemna's ordination can be found here.