Further Ordinariate Developments in Canada

On June 8th our parish administrator, Mr. James Tilley and his assistant, David Garrett went to Ottawa and met Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson. Also present at the meeting was Carl Reid, former ACCC bishop, Kipling Cooper and Doug Hayman. 

The main purpose of the Ordinary’s visit to Canada was to meet with Cardinal Collins of Toronto, the Papal Nuncio to Canada and Archbishop Prendergast of Ottawa to discuss liturgical matters and the process of setting up the Canadian Deanery under the patronage of St. John the Baptist. 

Carl Reid has made assurances that all is proceeding well for our various sodalities to join the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

Most importantly the Ordinary indicated that he hopes the process of priestly formation for former ACCC priests will begin late in August with anticipated ordinations prior to Christmas. This is the best case scenarion.

The rest of Carl Reid’s remarks can be read in the July issue of “the Annunciator” at this link

Please pray for our sodality and the other sodalities as we move forward in this process.

In Christ

Source:  Oshawa Ordinariate Blog 

The newsletter mentioned above is in pdf. hereHT: Continental Catholic in a comment here.


5 thoughts on “Further Ordinariate Developments in Canada

  1. Surely the Canadians deserve an Ordinariate of their own, if the Vatican will erect one for so few in Australia.

  2. Frankly I don’t believe that Anglicans really understand how important a solid theological education is for the priesthood. Most of their priests do correspondence with summer classes or worse yet, they never attend any structured classes but are ‘mentored’ by other priests?

    This is not good enough to be able to minister to their own people let alone Roman Catholics!

  3. No one could be ordained in a mainstream Anglican church without completing an undergraduate degree and then an M.Div or its equivalent at an accredited seminary. Those who have been recently ordained for the American Ordinariate had all received this level of education for their previous ministry. The practices you refer to are, however, typical of “continuing” bodies, who typically cannot offer stipends and rely on ordinands who are retired or who maintain full-time secular employment to support themselves. It remains to be seen who will be selected from this group to proceed to ordination and what kind of preparation will be required.

    1. Sorry, EPMS, I think you might be rather shocked to find out just how far the process of training for the CofE has been dumbed down of late. Drill down a little on the CofE website and you’ll see what I mean.

  4. Okay, what am I looking for? I seemed to see that the normal expectation was two years of seminary training after a first degree in theology, or three years after a first degree in another subject. There was also a list of Recognised Training Institutions which all seemed respectable.

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