Today our family traveled to Seattle for the celebration of...
"With faith in our Lord Jesus Christ
and with the love of God in my heart,
I do accept the pastoral care of the people of God
in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
I resolve to serve faithfully
the spiritual needs of this local Church"
~ Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, December 1, 2010
Archbishop Sartain, shown here being led to the cathedra, where he was seated for the first time. Archbishop Brunett (our now-retired Archbishop)
presented him with the crosier, the sign of the pastoral office of the bishop.
After our new Archbishop was seated, the Mass proceeded with the Liturgy of the Word,
and the First Reading was proclaimed by Sister Marian Sartain, OP, Archbishop Sartain's sister.
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."He then said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." (Jesus) said to him, "Feed my sheep."
~John 21: 15-17
And then Archbishop Sartain gave the homily...
to be continued!