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Mass of St. Thérèse

In the Presence of the Reliquery, October 18, 2001

At 11:00 p.m. on October 18, 2001, during the Canadian Tour of the St. Thérèse Reliquary, Holy Mass was celebrated at Saint Andrew's the Apostle Church in London, Ontario. This Welcoming Mass was the first entirely sung 'Mass of St. Thérèse'. Fr. Maurice Charbonneau was the presider. About 1400 attended.

Prior to mass on October 18, 2001 at St. Andrew's.

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, London Canada.

The St. Patrick's Choir of Dublin, Ontario and the St. Justin's Folk Trio of London combined to help celebrate the liturgy.

The Knights of Columbus present the gifts to Father Maurice Charbonneau. Brother Jason Martin, (Fr. Moe's right) and Deacon Peter Amszej assist.

Father Maurice Charbonneau sings the Eucharistic Prayer from the Mass of St. Thérèse, (Mass of Reconciliation 1). Father Maurice is a accompanied by Dan (guitar and harmony) and Karen (flute).

The graceful end of the Eucharistic Prayer: Father Moe sings begins the 'Great Amen'. The choir and congregation participate in reverent response.

The combined St. Justin's Folk Choir (London, Ontario) and the St. Patrick's (Dublin, Ontario) choirs after mass.

Afterward Father Moe visited the reliquary and then had time for a big smile.

Thanks Father!

Later in the small hours of the morning, Dan and Marianne, and Marion (Mom Rutledge) visit the reliquary. The St. Andrew's volunteer team were there to capture the moment. (Thanks Paul!)

Images © Paul Buis OCDS, 2001. Used with Permission
Dated Images © Maria Vogels, 2001. Used with Permission
St. Andrew's has a complete story of the Reliquary visit.

Prayer to St. Thérèse

Hear (MP3) 'Prayer To St. Thérèse'

Dear St. Thérèse, will you please let fall a rose.
A petal of the flower that you shower upon those,
who try to find the 'Little Way', and take the path you chose.
And if we stray along the Way, please send another rose.

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