Mass of Installation as Pastor
Father David Vidal
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Reception at the AMU Ballroom
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Join us for the 5pm Installation Mass on Saturday, October 9th when Bishop Frank Dewane will install Father David Vidal as the pastor of Ave Maria Catholic Church.
A particularly moving part of the Installation Mass occurs when Father Vidal begins with selected words leading to the start of the Nicene Creed. He is then joined by the faithful where all proclaim the Nicene Creed together.
Father then makes an Oath of Fidelity to the Bishop and his successors; formalized by placing his hand upon the Book of the Gospels.
"With firm faith I also believe everything contained in God’s Word, written or handed down in tradition and proposed by the Church, whether in solemn judgment or in ordinary and universal magisterium, as divinely revealed and calling for faith. I also firmly accept and hold each and every thing that is proposed by the Church definitely regarding teaching on faith and morals. Moreover, I adhere with religious submissions of will and intellect to the teachings which either the Roman Pontiff or the college of bishops enunciate when they exercise the authentic magisterium even if they proclaim those teachings in an act that is not definitive. So help me God and these Holy Gospels, on which I place my hand."
Then two members of the parish, representing the entire congregation, serve as witnesses. They will sign the formal documents. Bishop Dewane will then introduce our new pastor, Father David Vidal, to the congregation.
After the Mass, a reception will take place across the street at the AMU ballroom which accesses a large, outdoor open court.
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