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A historic day for the Church: Mass of Institution for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
February 12, 2012

Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson was installed today as the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. A historic day for the Church!

Photos by Louise Kelly/Texas Catholic Herald


Donald Cardinal Wuerl presents the official letter installing Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson as the first Ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter to Dr. Margaret Chalmers, Chancellor.


Monsignor Steenson says his first homily as Ordinary.


The Liturgy of the Eucharist.


Father Steenson with the 11 bishops who attended the Mass.


Monsignor Steenson leaves the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.


Watch Monsignor Steenson's Homily given at the Mass of Institution:



By Jenny Faber/Photos by Louise Kelly
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