New Vestment Cabinet and Vestments

New Vestment Cabinet and Vestments

Over the past year and due to the generosity of many benefactors, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne has acquired several new sets of vestments, as well as an additional vesting cabinet for the sacristy. You may have noticed some of these sets already in use for the sacred liturgy. Over the next few months, we should continue to receive several more sets. Currently on order are Low Mass sets in violet, green, and black, as well as a High Mass set in white. These vestments are part of several continuing efforts to build up and maintain the patrimony of the parish. In the upcoming months, the priests also plan to re-plate the greater part of the sacred vessels of the parish, as well as finish the relic display within the Marian altar.

Included in the new vestment sets:

  • White Low Mass set with the Sacred Heart
  • White Low Mass set with the Immaculate Heart
  • White Low Mass set
  • Red Solemn Mass set
  • Rose Solemn Mass set

For your reference, here are the various pieces that comprise a “set” of vestments:

  • Low Mass set: chasuble, stole, maniple, chalice veil, burse
  • High Mass set: chasuble, stole, maniple, chalice veil, burse, cope
  • Solemn Mass set: chasuble, stole, maniple, chalice veil, burse, cope, humeral veil, dalmatic, deacon stole, maniple, tunicle, maniple

Please enjoy the pictures below!


Finally, for those interested, here are the vesting prayers (in English translation) that the priest and his ministers use while preparing for Holy Mass:

  • Washing of the Hands: Give strength to my hands, Lord, to wipe away all stain, so that I may be able to serve Thee in purity of mind and body.
  • Amice: Lord, set the helmet of salvation on my head to fend off all the assaults of the devil.
  • Alb: Make me white, O Lord, and cleanse my heart; that being made white in the Blood of the Lamb I may deserve an eternal reward.
  • Cincture: Gird me, O Lord, with the cincture of purity, and quench in my heart the fire of concupiscence, that the virtue of continence and chastity may abide in me.
  • Maniple: May I deserve, O Lord, to bear the maniple of weeping and sorrow in order that I may joyfully reap the reward of my labors.
  • Tunicle (used by the subdeacon): May the Lord cloth me in the tunicle of delight, and the garment of rejoicing.
  • Stole: Lord, restore the stole of immortality, which I lost through the collusion of our first parents, and, unworthy as I am to approach Thy sacred mysteries, may I yet gain eternal joy.
  • Dalmatic (used by the deacon): Lord, endow me with the garment of salvation, the vestment of joy, and with the dalmatic of justice ever encompass me.
  • Chasuble: O Lord, who has said, ‘My yoke is sweet and My burden light,’ grant that I may so carry it as to merit Thy grace.