A Selfless Leader

A Selfless Leader

Imagine learning to celebrate Mass at the age of 67!

Imagine learning to celebrate Mass at the age of 67! That’s exactly what Fr. Anthony Ho did in 2010 when we asked to have our Nuptial Mass in the Extraordinary Form (EF).

We had met in 2005 at the very first EF Mass said in Singapore in decades, and so wished to celebrate our marriage with the same rite.

Fr. Ho was fluent in Latin, but was ordained after Vatican II and had only ever said Mass in the Ordinary Form, the one we’re all familiar with.

He wasn’t even a “traditionalist” committed to reviving the older practices of the Church.

For his generosity and love of his flock, we are eternally grateful.

But he agreed, just because we asked. He put in the weeks of study and practice needed to celebrate our Nuptial Mass with great solemnity and reverence.

And when it turned into a Solemn High Mass (with deacon and sub-deacon) at the last moment, Fr. Ho was totally unfazed and took everything in his stride. In the end, no one would have guessed that he had “qualified” to celebrate this Mass just a few weeks prior!

Fr. Ho subsequently became a regular celebrant for the EF Mass Community, although he has since stepped down due to age and health.

For his generosity and love of his flock, we are eternally grateful.

Francis & Estella Nyan’s Wedding Video

Francis & Estella Nyan

Top Photo: Nuptial Mass of Francis & Estella Nyan, 15 January 2011, SJI International Chapel

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