First Blessing

First Blessing
First Blessing

It is commonly held that a priest can offer a "first blessing" for the entire first year as a new priest. Pope Paul VI granted newly ordained priests the privilege of giving the Papal Blessing with plenary indulgence, but a person can only receive it one time from each newly ordained priest.  In addition, the Enchiridion of Indulgences attaches a plenary indulgence to.the celebration or attendance at his first public Mass.  So, come to St. Helena in the Bronx on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5:30PM to attend the First Public Mass of Piarist Fr. Vinod Angadathu George, Sch.P. here at the church and to receive his priestly blessing. A reception will follow in the gym. Fr. Vinod was born in Kerala, India, and he graduated from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, and he lived at St. Helena as a seminarian during his time of study there.

Contact:  Rev. David Powers, Sch.P.   718-892-3232