Joys of the season
December has brought us a new priest, Father Kelvin, who was ordained on December 12th, feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Due to the renewed outbreaks of Covid-19 here in Brazil the ordination was held semi-privately, mostly attended by Kelvin’s family. Dom Fernando, bishop of the Apostolic Administration, was one of several clergy in the Administration who were recently afflicted with Covid and he was still in quarantine on the scheduled date (though he had a relatively mild case and has now recovered).
Dom Antônio, an auxiliary bishop from the archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro was kind enough to substitute. He proved a good student, too, learning the old rite in two days of training. He was reportedly overjoyed to do the ordination.
Following are some photos for your enjoyment. Please do continue to pray for us here in Brazil!
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Friends of Campos, Inc.
Friends of Campos, Inc. is a US-based not-for-profit (501c3) which supports the social and educational projects of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney, most of which are located around the diocese of Campos dos Goytacazes in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.