Present were friars of houses dependent on the General Minister, along with friends and people who frequent the Church of Santa Maria Mediatrice. Concelebrating, among others was the new General Minister Fr. Michael A. Perry, OFM, Fr. Marco Tasca, OFM Conv, and Mgr. Félix del Blanco.
At the beginning of the Mass the Fr. Michael welcomed Archbishop José and thanked him for the service he gave to the Order and now the service that he is going to give to the whole Church. During the homily, Archbishop José thanked God for the gift of his Episcopal Ordination and the joy of the new service as Archbishop and as a friar, that will surely be of great help to accomplish his mission in the Congregation of Consecrated life.
At the end of the Mass the Guardian in the name of the friars of the General Curia presented to him with an Episcopal Cassock.