In preparation for the Ordination the Assembly kneels and calls upon the prayers of the Saints of God in the Litany of the Saints. The one to be ordained lies prostrate in prayer.
In the act of Ordination I then prayed the Prayer calling upon the Holy Spirit to come upon Kim the give the Gifts necessary to carry out his ministry. Then the Ordination is completed by the ancient gesture of Laying on of Hands.
Kim then took his place at the altar to carry out his ministry during the Mass. The Deacon has the special ministry in the Mass of feeding the People of God with the Blood of Christ. So here at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, Kim holds up the chalice for the Doxology. Kim is wearing the Dalmatic, the vestment worn by a deacon in the liturgy.
There were lots of people present including a number of Louis Kim's Vietnamese friends.
And I had the chance to meet many of the parishioners of Holy Family Parish of all ages.