Mother Marietta receives Father Hendershott's priestly blessing and kisses his anointed hands.

Our First Mass With A New Priest

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What a way to celebrate the Feast of the Precious Blood in the month of the Precious Blood! Our first Mass with newly ordained Father Michael Hendershott occurred on July 1st, 2015 at the Christ, Prince of Peace, Retreat Center in Benton, TN. Not only was it special in that Father used the Extraordinary Form and a votive Mass for the Precious Blood, but he had obtained a plenary indulgence for the Mass for which we are extremely grateful.

In addition, three priests (Fathers Colin Blatchford and Arthur Torres of Knoxville, and Father Hernan Ducci, fsjc of the Fraternity of Saint Joseph, Guardian) and Father Hendershott’s younger brother Andrew served the Mass. Like the Precious Blood itself, pouring out superabundantly, this day too was full of generous graces.

Thank you for the gift of yourself to God, Father.