Monday, November 19, 2012

Father O'Connor is a Knight!

Monsignor Moroney, KHS congratulates
Father O'Connor, KHS
Father Christopher O'Connor, Vice Rector of Saint John's Seminary, was inducted into the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher this past weekend by Cardinal O'Malley at Saint Augustine's Church in Newport, Rhode, Island.  Monsignor William Fay, pastor of Saint Columbkille's Parish and many other priests and lay men and women were inducted at the same Solemn Pontifical Mass.

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has been a Papal order since it was first created by Pope Alexander VI in 1496.  The order is devoted to fostering the practice of the Catholic faith in union with the Holy Father and to sustain the Church’s presence in the Holy Land.  

The Order, made up of twenty three thousand members in fifty countries, is headed by the Cardinal Grand Master, Eminence Edwin Cardinal O'Brien, and the Governor-General, His Excellency Count Agostino Borromeo, and an international council, the Grand Magisterium. The Northeast Lieutenancy is led by His Excellency, Lieutenant John Monahan.

Father O'Connor is inducted by Cardinal O'Malley.

Monsignor Fay in inducted by Cardinal O'Malley.