Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Consecration of Chalice and Paten


On the Feast of St Anthony I celebrated the eleventh annivserary of my ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Thanks to the the generosity of the people of St Ann's Ashton under Lyne I was able to by my ordination chalice and paten. Having started life in a Relgious Order I was not able to have a chalice and paten of my own. Now eleven years later that has been remedied. Once again I record my grateful thanks to the people of St Ann's Ashton under Lyne and assure them of a remembrance in my prayers and at the altar.
Consecration of a Chalice and Paten
Celebrant: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
C: Let us pray, my dear brethren, that by the help of God’s grace this paten may be consecrated and hallowed for the purpose of breaking over the body of our Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered death on the cross for the salvation of us all.
C: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
C: Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, who instituted the laws of sacrifice, and ordered among other things that the sprinkled wheaten flour should be carried to the altar on plates of gold and silver; be pleased to + bless, + hallow, + and consecrate this paten destined for the administration of the Eucharist of Jesus Christ, your Son, who for our salvation and that of all mankind chose to immolate Himself on the gibbet of the cross to you, God the Father, with whom He lives and reigns, forever and ever.
All: Amen.

Lord God, may you deign to + consecrate and to + hallow this paten by this anointing and our blessing, + in Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.
All: Amen.

Let us pray, my dear brethren, that our Lord and God, by His heavenly grace and inspiration, may hallow this chalice, about to be consecrated for use in His ministry, and that He may add the fullness of His divine favour to the consecration performed by us; through Christ our Lord
All: Amen.
C: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
C: Let us pray.

O Lord our God, be pleased to bless + this chalice, made by your devout people for your holy service. Bestow that same blessing which you bestowed on the hallowed chalice of your servant, Melchisedech. And what we cannot make worthy of your altars by our craft and metals, do you nonetheless make worthy by your blessing; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen


Lord God, may it please you to + consecrate and to + hallow this chalice by this anointing and our blessing, + in Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.
All: Amen.

C: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
C: Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, we beg you to impart to our hands the virtue of your blessing, so that by our blessing + this vessel and paten may be hallowed and become, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, a new sepulchre for the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

God Bless you Fr and your ministry!Hope we can see pics of your new church soon?

Victoria Mildew said...

With thoughts and prayers on the anniversary of your Ordination.

God bless you, Fr.,

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Anonymous said...

Did you get a bishop to consecrate the chalice?

Fr. Francis Wadsworth said...

The priests of this diocese are granted faculties for the blessing of chalices and patens so there is no need to ask the Bishop to perfom this blessing. These faculties are issued alongside the general facutlties given to priests for the exercise of their prietly office in the diocese

Matthew said...

Was this Consecration in the Traditional Rite?

http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2009/08/consecration-of-paten-and-chalice-in.html

Fr. Francis Wadsworth said...

Dear Matthew
Yes the consecration of the chalice and paten ws in the traditional rite. The Bishop of the diocese in issuing faculties to his priests permission for the consecration of chalices and patens.