2021 Diocese of Trenton Priestly OrdinationJun 10, 2021
good morning everyone, the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit, peace be with you on this glorious day, day of
ordination, I greet you on behalf of all my brother priests who are here today, priests of the
dioceseof Trenton, I greet you and I welcome this celebration and I also say a special word of welcome to the parents of our joy who are watching us in the Philippines. Let's give a round of applause to your family and that's why this day has long arrived and as we unite as brothers as a family let's call out my sins and ask God for forgiveness and peace.
I confess it is that almighty god have mercy on us forgive our sins and lead us to eternal life song so foreign let us pray lord our god that in governing your people you make use of the
priestlyministry grant persevering obedience to your will to this deacon of your church when you kindly elect today for the office of the priesthood so that by his ministry and life gain glory for you in christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit god forever and ever a reading a reading from the book of the prophet jeremiah the word of the lord came to me like this before i formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I dedicated you a prophet to the nations I named you ah Lord God I said I don't know how to speak I am too young but the Lord answered me say I am not too young to whom I send you you will do what I order you you will speak you have no fear before them because I am with you to deliver you says the Lord then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth saying look I put my words in your mouth the word of the Lord um oh foreigner foreigner foreigner yes foreigner foreigner a reading from the letter of Saint Paul to The Ephesian brothers and sisters imprisoned by the Lord urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received with all humility and meekness with patience, bearing with one another with love striving to preserve the unity of the spirit to the bond of peace one body and a spirit as you were also called to the only hope of your calling a lord a faith a baptism a god and father of all who was above all and for all and in all but grace was given to each of us according to the measure of the gift of christ and he gave some as apostles others as prophets others as evangelists others as pastors and teachers to equip the saints for the work of the ministry of building up the body of christ until we all attain the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the son from God to human maturity to the full stature of Christ the word of the Lord oh ah the Lord be with you a reading of the holy gospel according to John Jesus said to his disciples as the Father loves me that is why I also love you remain in my love If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love just as I have kept my father's commandments and I remain in his love.
I have told you so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment. Love each other as I love you. No one. There is greater love than this, to give one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends because I have told you everything I have heard about. my father, it was not you who chose me but I who chose you and appointed you so that you go and bear fruit that remains so that whatever you ask the father in my name I will grant you I command you to love one another the gospel of the Lord May the one who is going to be ordained a priest approach Reverend Mr.
R Joy Bonacello Most Reverend Father Holy Mother Church asked to ordain this our brother to the responsibility of the priesthood after an investigation among the Christian people and on the recommendation of those responsible I testify that he has been found worthy thank God consider the life and mission that you are about to undertake by the laying on of my hands as successor of the apostles and by the consecratory prayer consider that life and the mission are a gift use it well the gift of the priesthood is to you given by god and by the church for your own sanctification and the sanctification of god's people to whom in turn you will be given by god for the church and by me as your bishop you were chosen for this gift apart from everything else you could have been in this world because God wanted you to receive this gift believe that with every fiber of your being with the conviction of your mind with the beat of your heart with the depth of your soul with the sweat of your brow the words that the church addresses to you today They will make it very clear to you and to all of us.
For us who have been ordained, they will be a reminder, a renewal and a motivation again. For you, I ask you as a bishop to make them your own, because the very words we say today are in themselves a gift to guide you and all that. You will do as a priest the gift you receive this day will bring the god of heaven and earth to the altar the bread and wine in your hands will guide the consciences of those who will listen to your words and will be witnesses of your example will make believers out of those who doubt and will strengthen The faith of those who believe will forgive the sins of those who fail will heal the sick and when their time comes we will lead them to the gates of heaven we will teach others to pray and seek holiness the gift you receive this day will reveal the truth of the word of god through what you preach will show mercy to those who have not earned it nor deserve it will restore hope and justice to those who are desperate and helpless will take you to a council to seek and will save the lost will bring light to their places dark will turn time into eternity by reflecting the face and heart of christ who came to serve and not to be served all this you will do even when you stumble along the way because of the gift you receive this day with love a gift that you accept humbly and unworthily as We, your brothers, have accepted it before you, we have accepted it, you accept it only to give it away from the cross of the empty tomb, my beloved son, you cannot hope to be a good priest if you do not love Jesus Christ above all things and you cannot love him if you do not know him and you cannot know him if you do not spend time in your life reading his word speaking to him listening to him strive my brother, my son, strive to be holy and here is the mystery of the priesthood why you why any of us the scriptures say before since you were born I knew you before you were born I separated you yes for a gift for a mystery for a priesthood that invites us, my brother priests and you, the newest among us, to know what you are doing and to imitate what you manage together then we We who have been ordained priests and you who are about to be so, let us now listen to the voice of the instruction of our church, always ancient, always new, my beloved brothers and sisters, because this our son who is your relative and friend is now going to be elevated to the order of priests, consider carefully the nature of the rank in the church to which he is about to be elevated it is true that God has made all his holy people a royal priesthood in Christ however our great priest himself Jesus Christ chose certain disciples to publicly exercise in his name and in the name of all humanity a
priestlyoffice in the church for Christ was sent by the father and he in turn sent the apostles to the world so that through them and their successors the bishops could continue to exercise his office as a teacher , priest and pastor, in fact, priests are established collaborators of the order of bishops with whom they are united. in the priestly office and with those who are called to the service of the people of God after mature deliberation, this our brother will now be ordained to the priesthood in the order of the presbytery to serve Christ teacher, priest and pastor by whose ministry his body which is The church is built and grows to be a people of God a holy temple to be configured with Christ eternal high priest and united to the priesthood of bishops will be consecrated as a true priest of the new testament to preach the gospel to shepherd the people of God to celebrate the sacred liturgy especially the sacrifice of the lord now dear son you will be elevated to the order of the priesthood for your part you will exercise the sacred duty of teaching in the name of christ the teacher imparts to everyone the word of god that you have received with joy meditating on the law of the Lord see that you believe what you read, that you teach what you believe and that you practice what you teach in this way that what you teach is food for the people of God that the holiness of your life is a delicious fragrance for faithful Christ so that with the word and example you will build the house that is the church of God, likewise you will exercise in Christ the office of sanctifying with your ministry the spiritual sacrifice of the faithful will be perfected by being united to the sacrifice of Christ that will be offered through your hands in a bloodless on the altar and union with the faithful in the celebration of the sacraments, therefore, it understands what you do and imitates what you celebrate as a celebrant of the sacraments. mystery of the death and resurrection of the lord strive to put to death all that is sinful in your members and walk in newness of life remember when you gather others into the people of god through baptism when you forgive sins in the name of christ and of the church and the sacrament of penance when you comfort the sick with the holy oil and celebrate the sacred rights when you offer prayers of praise and thanks to god during the hours of the day not only for the people of god but for the entire world Remember then that you are taken from among men and appointed in his name for those things that belong to God, therefore, carry out the ministry of Christ the priest with constant joy and genuine love, attending not to your own affairs but to those of others. jesus christ finally dear son exercising your part the office of christ head and shepherd being united with the bishop and subject to him strive to gather the faithful into a single family so that you can lead them to god the father through christ in the holy spirit always have Before your eyes the example of a good shepherd who did not come to be served but to serve and who came to seek and save what was lost, my dear son, before entering the order of the priesthood, you must declare before the people your intention to assume this office, you resolve. with the help of the holy spirit to carry out without fail the office of the priesthood in the presbyteral rank as a worthy collaborator with the order of bishops in the care of the flock of the Lord you propose and exercise the ministry of the word preaching the gospel worthily and wisely and teaching the catholic faith, do you propose to celebrate faithfully and reverently in accordance with the tradition of the church the mysteries of christ, especially the sacrifice of the eucharist and the sacrament of reconciliation for the glory of god and the sanctification of the christian people? implore with us the mercy of god on the people entrusted to your care, observing the commandment to pray without ceasing, you intend to unite yourself more closely every day to christ the high priest who offered himself for us to the father as a pure sacrifice and with him to consecrate yourself to god for the salvation of all you promise respect and obedience to me and my successors may God who has begun this good work and bring it to completion hmm my dear people let us pray that God the almighty father abundantly pours out the gifts of heaven on this his servant whom he has chosen for the office of priests Lord have mercy on Christ Lord all the angels of Saint John the God Saint Joseph Saint Peter and Saint Paul Saint John Saint Mary Magdalene Saint Stephen Ignatius of Antiochus Saint Gregory Sinner Saint Martin Saint Benedict Saint Francis and Saint Dominic Saint Francis all holy men and women holy of the lord god merciful evil by the outpouring of the holy spirit have mercy on our sinners rule and protect your holy church keep the pope and all the ordained and faithful service to your church bless this chosen man bless and sanctify this chosen man sanctify and consecrate this chosen man mercy of the troubled and afflicted to us all and keep us in your holy service jesus son of the living god christ hear us christ kindly hear us hear us we beseech you lord our god and pour out upon this servant of yours the blessing of the holy spirit and the power of priestly grace, so that this man whom in the sight of your mercy we offer to be consecrated, may be surrounded by your riches and inexhaustible gifts through Christ our lord hmm oh oh it is it is oh it is a foreigner uh come closer o lord holy father almighty god and eternal author of human dignity it is you who distributes all graces through you everything progresses through you all things are made to stand firm to form a priestly people you appoint ministers of christ you son by the power of the holy spirit arranging them in different orders already in the early covenant the established offices arose through the mystical rites when you said moses and aaron over your people to govern them and sanctify them you chose the next men in rank and dignity to accompany them and help them in their task, so also in the desert you implanted the spirit of Moses in the hearts of seventy wise men and with their help you governed your people with greater ease, so also in the Sons of Aaron, you poured out an abundant portion of the abundance of their father so that the number of priests prescribed by the law would be sufficient for the sacrifices of the tabernacle which were a shadow of the good things to come, but in these last holy days, last days, holyfather. you sent your son jesus into the world who is an apostle and high priest of our confession through him the holy spirit offered himself to you as a blameless victim you made his apostles consecrated in the truth participants in his mission you also provided them with companions to proclaim and carry out the work of salvation throughout the world now we pray to you lord in our weakness to grant us this help that we need to exercise the priesthood that comes to us from the apostles grant us almighty father to this your servant the dignity of the priesthood renew the spirit in the depths of him of holiness who therefore possesses this office that comes from you, O God, who is next and ranked in the office of bishop and who by the example of his way of life instills correct conduct, who is a worthy collaborator of our order so that by its preaching and by the grace of the holy spirit the words of the gospel bear fruit in human hearts until reaching the ends of the earth together with us, may it be faithful administrator of your mysteries so that your people may be renewed in the waters of rebirth and nourished by your altar so that sinners may be reconciled, the sick resurrected, may you join us, Lord, in using your mercy for the people entrusted to your care and for the entire world, and thus the total number of nations may be transformed. gathered in christ in your one people and perfected in your kingdom by our lord jesus christ your son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit god forever and ever what are we doing now the lord jesus christ whom the father anointed with the May the Holy Spirit guard you and preserve you so that you may sanctify the Christian people and offer sacrifice to God.
This is only he himself who receives the oblation of the Holy People to be offered to God. Understand what you do and imitate what you celebrate and conform your life to the mystery of the cross of the lord so uh so strange so pray, my brothers and sisters, that this gift, my sacrifice and yours, may be acceptable to god, the almighty father, oh god, you have willed your priest to minister at the altar and serve his people, granted by power. of this sacrifice we pray that the workers of your servants may constantly please you and that in your church we may bear fruit that lasts forever for Christ our lord r amen the lord be with you lift up your hearts let us give thanks to the lord our god is truly just and just our duty and our salvation to give you always and everywhere thank you lord holy father almighty and eternal god because by the anointing of the holy spirit you made your only begotten high priest of the new and eternal covenant and by your wonderful design we are pleased to decree that his only priesthood It must continue in the church because Christ not only adorns the people he has made his own with a royal priesthood, but with the kindness of a brother he also chooses men to be participants in his sacred mystery by the laying on of hands, they must renew in their name the sacrifice of human redemption present before your children the paschal banquet guide your holy people in charity feed them with your word strengthen them with the sacraments in their renunciation their lives for you and for the salvation of their brothers they strive to be conformed to the image of Christ himself and offer you a constant testimony of faith and love and so lord with all the angels and saints we also give you thanks as an exaltation we acclaim you foreigner you are truly holy oh lord the source of all holiness make holy therefore these gifts we pray to you sending your spirit upon them like the fall of dew so that they may become for us the body and blood of our lord Jesus Christ time was betrayed and he entered voluntarily into his passion he took bread and giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them to his disciples saying, all of you, take this and eat from it because this is my body that will be given up for you in the same way.
When the meal was over, he took the chalice and, giving thanks, gave it again to his disciples, saying, all of you, take this and drink from it because This is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant that will be shed for you. And for many, for the forgiveness of sins, do this in memory of me, the mystery of faith. Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of his death and resurrection, we offer you, Lord, the bread of life and the chalice of salvation, giving thanks that you have kept us worthy. To be in your presence and humbly minister to you, we pray that by participating in the body and blood of Christ we may be united in one by the holy spirit.
Remember, Lord, your church spread throughout the world and lead it to the fullness of charity together with Francis our pope and David. our bishop, also keep in mind the servant of this year that you have the will to provide today as a priest for the church and all the clergy, also remember our brothers and sisters who have slept in the hope of the resurrection and all those who have died in your mercy welcome them in the light of your face have mercy on all of us we pray that with the most holy virgin mary mother of god bless joseph her husband with the blessed apostles and all the saints who have pleased you throughout the centuries we may merit to be joint heirs of eternal life and to be able to praise you and glorify you through your son Jesus Christ through him and with him and in him oh god almighty father in the unity of the holy spirit all the glory and honor is yours forever so by order of the savior and formed by divine teaching we dare to say uh deliver us lord we beseech you from all evil grant us peace in our days so that with the help of your mercy we may always be free from sin and safe from all anguish while we await the blessed hope and the coming of our savior jesus christ lord jesus christ who said to your apostles peace I leave you my peace I give you look not at our sins but at the faith of your church kindly grant me peace and unity according to your will who live and reign forever and ever and who the peace of the lord be with you always let us offer each other some sign of peace so behold the lamb of god behold he who takes away the sins of the world blessed are those called to the supper of the lamb good body of christ blood of christ the body of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ the body of Christ corpus christi so strange so so I say okay let's pray so that the divine sacrifice that we have offered and received, oh lord, may give new life to your priests and to all your servants who, united to you in inexhaustible love, may receive the grace of giving a worthy service to his majesty through Christ our lord, it is a It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to express gratitude to all those who made this day possible, certainly to the members of the worship staff who lead today to those who worked behind the scenes to make this possible to the beautiful Shawn Mack Choir and the Diocesan Choir to Monsignor Rodin and his staff here at the cathedral to the seminary faculty who helped in the formation and training of our new priests we are certainly very grateful to them I am especially grateful to the seminarians and all the priests of the
diocesewho are present here not only for your presence but also for the ministry that you carry out in the diocese throughout the year, thank you very much my brother priests, once again we greet those who watch us from the Philippines, what a beautiful opportunity it has been for us to share with you.
There is something very special about today or many very special things about today, but one thing in particular stands out: this young priest here, Father Balocillo, has the same name as Father Balisillo. These are the only two brothers we have who are serving as priests in the diocese, we need more and that is why I invite, ask and implore everyone present to pray for vocations and encourage vocations to the priesthood here in our diocese because our priests are ordained to serve them and we need good holy priests in the diocese, so keep praying for vocations. Bow your heads and pray for God's blessing.
May God, who founded the church and guides it, constantly protect you with his grace so that you may faithfully carry out the office. duties of the priesthood forever and ever and make you a servant and witness in the world of divine charity and truth and a faithful minister of reconciliation forever and ever and make you a true shepherd to provide bread I live and the word to the faithful so that they continue to grow in unity as the body of Christ forever and ever and may almighty God bless you, father, son and holy spirit so that you
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