Two notable events transpired over the weekend. First, Ronald Clemente was married to Wendy Wareham on Saturday 1st March, 2008 in a novus ordo, latin, ad orientem celebration at St. Michael's Parish, Poway Ca. The mass was reverently celebrated by Fr. Stephanos, O.S.B. of Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside. Photographs will be forthcoming on this blog. The Brothers of the Oratory and members of Chorus Breviarii San Diego wish their congratulations to the adorable couple, and prayers for their lasting happiness.
Later in the day, Brothers Roberto Lionello and Richard Dawes travelled north to Orange County at the request of Brother Wayne Lam, a resident of that county, in order to provide music for a Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Mrs. Mary Rains, who died at the age of 89. Her son, Dr. Michael Rains, a friend of Wayne's, sponsored the Requiem, and also made a generous and much appreciated donation to the San Diego Brothers. The celebrant was Fr. Xavier Charbel, O. Pream. There were about 30 people in attendance at the John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda. The Requiem began at about 18:15. Afterwards the Brothers were treated to a buffet dinner.
In the above photo, Wayne Lam (left) receives his Oratorian collar from Dr. Roberto Lionello in the John Paul II Polish Centre Chapel.