Investiture Mass at St. Aloysius in Cronulla welcomes new members and those taking the promise
On Saturday, members of the Order of Malta came together for an Investiture Mass at St. Aloysius in Cronulla.
The investiture, originally scheduled in June but postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, welcomed three chaplains, five new members, one member promoted to Knight and five members taking the Promise of Obedience.
Special thanks to our Principal Celebrant, Bishop Richard Umbers and Con-celebrants: Frs James McCarthy, Anthony Casamento, Paul Nulley and Master of Ceremony, Fr Anthony Robbie.
What is the Promise of Obedience:
Taking the Promise and “Obedience” binds in conscience, occurs in a formal ritual and obliges members to a life leading to Christian perfection in the spirit of the Order and in the sphere of its works. Members must diligently observe the divine law and the precepts of the Church so as to be a constant example of piety and virtue, of apostolic zeal and of devotion to the Holy Church, and undertake to utilize their temporal goods according to the spirit of the Gospel. “Obedience” means “It is not the person’s will, but God’s that should be followed at all times.
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