Fr. Dale Matson
Our annual Mass Of Chrism for the Diocese was celebrated by The Right Reverend Dr. Eric Vawter Menees, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese Of San Joaquin. It was celebrated at Saint Mary’s Anglican Church in Fresno CA. The mass is a gathering of all the clergy in the diocese and interested lay persons. We give thanks to Fr. Michael Sclafani the rector at St. Mary’s and his parishioners who hosted the event.
Bishop Menees preached, celebrated and blessed the oils to be used by the priests for the coming year. Following the dismissal, we had a fellowship meal and Bishop Menees made announcements, offered prayer and entertained questions.
Thanks be to God.
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The Gospel Is Read By The Deacon Of The Mass
The Preaching By Bishop Menees
The Great Thanksgiving
The Blessing Of The Oils
The Blessing Of The Assembly
Bishop Menees With The Deacons And Priests
Photos by Father Dale Matson