Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S.

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Steve makes his Definitive Incorporation this evening. Other religious communities refer to this as final vows. In the mIssionaries of the Precious Blood we celebrate his life long commitment to and incorporation into the community.

Father in heaven,
source of all holiness,
creator of the human race,
your love for us was so great
that you gave us a share in your own divine life.
Neither the sin of Adam
nor even the sins of the whole world
could alter your loving purpose.

In the dawn of history
you gave us Abel as an example of holiness.
Later, from your beloved Hebrew people
you raised up men and women
graced with every virtue.

Foremost among them all stands Mary,
the ever-virgin daughter of Zion.
From her pure womb was born Jesus Christ,
your eternal Word, the Savior of the world'.

You sent him, Father, as our pattern of holiness.
He became poor to make us rich,
a slave to set us free.
With love no words can tell
he redeemed the world by his paschal mystery
and won from you the gifts of the Spirit
to sanctify his Church.

The voice of the Spirit has drawn
countless numbers of your children
to follow in the footsteps of your Son.
They leave all things
to be one with you in the bonds of love
and give themselves wholly to your service
and the service of all your people.

Look with favor, then,
on the one who has heard your call.
Send him the Spirit of holiness;
help him to fulfill in faith
what you have enabled him to promise in joy.
Keep always before his eyes Christ, the divine teacher.

May he build up the Church
by the holiness of his life,
advance the salvation of the world,
and stand as a sign of the blessings that are to come.
Lord, protect and guide this servant of yours.

At the judgment seat of your Son
be yourself his great reward.
Give him the joy of vows fulfilled.
Made perfect in your love,
may he rejoice in the communion of your saints
and praise you forever in their company.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

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God bless him abundantly!
We have a son of the parish making his definitive incorporation in August.
The community is growing!

The incorporation ceremony was so beautiful and touched our hearts deeply. Steve, you are loved by the entire community. Dave & Maria Elena

Congrats! May God bless you abundantly throughout your life and may His graces fill your ministry.

Maria Elena is so right. The ceremony last night was exquisite. All of the elements that Fr. Jeff talks about on this blog were present in this liturgy. Fr. Greg Comella, C.PP.S, the homilist, spoke about Steve's covenant with the Precious Blood Missionaries coming at a time of seeming diminishment. It is an awesome commitment. And yet, last night diminishment was not the reality. My sense was one of great hope for this community, and great joy that Steve has embraced this call

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