Sunday, July 10, 2011

The title Monsieur

With Father Tony on the mend and back home in the rectory I thought I would write a little about the honor the Holy Father bestowed upon him apostolic protonotaries supernumerary,   Priests so honored are addressed as "reverend monsignor", may put "P.A." after their names, may wear the purple choir cassock (with surplice) for liturgical services, the black cassock with red piping and purple sash at other times, and may add the purple ferraiuolo to this for formal non-liturgical ceremonies. So welcome back Monsignor Tony.