LATEST NEWS FROM THE ORDINARIATE
The Ordinariate Liturgical Calendar for the year beginning on Advent Sunday, 3rd December 2017 is published this week. An electronic copy can be accessed here
In December two men will be ordained priest for the service of the Ordinariate in Scotland.
Deacon Simon Beveridge will be Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by The Right Rev William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway, in the presence of Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary, on Thursday 14th December at 2pm in St Martin's and St Ninian's, George Street, Whithorn DG8 8PZ.
Deacon Cameron Macdonald will be Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by The Most Rev Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh in the presence of Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary, on Saturday 16th Decemberat 2pm in St Columba's Church, 9 Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh EH9 1SN.
Ordinariate Priest Matthew Pittam's book on school chaplaincy has just been published by St. Paul's Publishing UK.
In her foreword to the book Anne Widdicombe writes "The most striking feature of this book is its sense of mission. Catholic education is not about the outward forms of faith but about the development of the inner grace of Jesus Christ. Yet the writer has his feet firmly on the ground and his approach to solving problems is not to seek to undo what is but to find new ways of inspiring his pupils."
Click on the news item heading for a review of the book by Canon John Twisteton
St Agatha's Portsmouth, with its charismatic priest Fr Robert Dolling, ws famous in the 19th Century as a centre of Anglo-Catholic worship and for its mission to the the poor in the slums of Portsmouth. Now a church of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham St Agatha's is once again taking a lead in fighting poverty and homelssness in the the City of Portsmouth. Click on the heading to see details of the Robert Dolling project, and the Homeless Buss to be initially based at St Agatha's.
The Church of the Most Precious Blood, built in the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, joins many of London's famous buildings, including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London, to be floodlit at night.
On Sunday 8th October Solemn Evensong (Vespers) and Benediction, will take place in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory in Warwick Street, London
Fr Augustine Hoey, one time Anglican priest of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfiled and latterly Catholic Priest and Benedictine Oblate died on Tuesday 26th Septemner.
The Funeral Mass will be at Westminster Cathedral at noon on October 20th.
Members of LOGS - the Ladies Ordinariate Group - went on pilgrimage to Walsingham last week, to mark their fifth anniversary
The Annual Ordinariate Festival returned to London this year with the main Festival Mass being in Westminster Cathedral at 12:30pm on Saturday 23rd September. You can listen to the talks given here...
As part of the celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, spoke on the future of ecumenisn.