Former TAC Bishop Carl Reid to be Ordained

Priest for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter on 26 January 2012.

It’s on Archbishop Prendergast’s schedule and now the official news release is out from the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

Month of January 2013 from the Arcbishop’s schedule.  I hear Fr. Peter Wilkinson is coming, so is our Dean, Fr. Lee Kenyon. 

Day & Time Activity & Location
Jan. 12, 10 a.m. Ordination to the diaconate of Carl Reid, St. Patrick’s Basilica, Ottawa
Jan. 26, 10 a.m. Ordination to the priesthood of Carl Reid, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa

Here’s the news release. My bolds.

Three ordinations scheduled for early 2013 include former Anglican bishop Carl Reid of Ottawa, Canada, a former bishop with the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada and current administrator of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and former Anglican priest John Cornelius, of the Society of St. Alban in Rochester, New York, on January 26. Ken Bolin, Airborne Brigade Combat Team Chaplain with the U.S. Army, currently stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska, recently was ordained a Catholic deacon. He is expected to be ordained a priest in March 2013. The Ordinariate, which is equivalent to a diocese, but national in scope, has 27 priests (including Ray), more than 1,600 people and 36 communities across the United States and Canada. Its Ordinary, Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, is a former Episcopal bishop who is based in Houston, TX. Two additional ordinariates are located in the United Kingdom (Our Lady of Walsingham) and Australia (Our Lady of the Southern Cross).



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.



So It Comes To Pass… Canadian Anglicans Received into Full Communion

Vatican Radio:

In Canada, this Divine Mercy Sunday sees two former Anglican bishops, Peter Wilkinson and Carl Reid received, with members of their congregations, into full communion with the Catholic Church, in accordance with Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, which provides a structure for welcoming Anglicans into the Catholic Church. The ceremonies of reception will be held at special Masses, one in Ottawa, the nation’s capital; the other in Victoria on Canada’s west coast.

“We’ve tried to respond to a request from a certain group of Anglicans, who wish for full communion now,” said Catholic Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa. “And we also realize that we have to continue to work for the full unity of the Church in whatever way Christ would like that to be, however He wants to bring it about with the remaining Anglicans.”

Archbishop Prendergast spoke about Sunday’s liturgy: “I’ve learned how to celebrate Mass in the Anglican tradition that’s been approved for this group of Anglicans to come over, and I’ll be celebrating their liturgy on Sunday afternoon. And the priest who’s has been working with them has also learned their liturgy as well, so I think that will encourage them and comfort them.”

He also put the event into a larger, ecumenical context: “I think anything that will strengthen unity among Christians is going to be a positive sign for others. One of the great scandals, of course, in our world is that there are so many Christians who believe in Jesus Christ and all that He has brought to us and yet that we go about it in such different ways. Our disunity is a countersign to the evangelisation of our world, and  I think anything that will bring us closer together that recognises unity in diversity is going to be rich blessing for us and a help to evangelisation.”

Listen to the full interview with Archbishop Terrence Prendergast here (Mp3).



Canada: 2 Anglican Bishops to Enter Catholic Church, Will Become Part of US Ordinariate

I fear I need to count my words more carefully these days – lest I be misinterpreted or (dare I say) misrepresented…

The following article is in the Catholic World News today, is relevant, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE OF INTEREST TO THE READERS OF THIS BLOG:

Joined by clergy and laity, two of the three active bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) will be received into the Catholic Church on Divine Mercy Sunday. Bishops Peter Wilkinson and Carl Reid will be received into the Church by Bishop Richard Gagnon of Victoria and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa at separate Masses. Bishop Wilkinson is the head of the ACCC.

Their parishes–along with two Anglican parishes already received into the Church, and up to six other ACCC parishes–will become the Canadian Deanery of St. John the Baptist of the US Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, which Pope Benedict established on January 1.

“While the apostolic constitution[Anglicanorum Coetibus] left open the possibility of an ordinariate in Canada, this linking Anglicans in Canada to the United States Ordinariate as a deanery attached to it is a good step for now,” said Archbishop Pendergrast.

Founded in 1977, the  Anglican Catholic Church of Canada is part of the Traditional Anglican Communion.



Canadian Anglicans to Unite with Rome

Deborah Gyapong in WCR:

Ottawa – On Divine Mercy Sunday April 15, two bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) – Bishop Peter Wilkinson in Victoria, and Bishop Carl Reid in Ottawa – will lead their clergy and people into the Catholic Church.

Other congregations and fellowships across the country, part of the ACCC’s temporary Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham, will follow on April 22 or dates soon to be announced to become ordinariate parishes-in-waiting in their respective Roman Catholic dioceses. There are groups in Edmonton, Oshawa, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Montreal and possibly Vancouver.

Victoria Bishop Richard Gagnon and Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast will receive the groups at special Masses and afterwards provide spiritual oversight and priests for the new Catholics until their priests are ordained and the parishes can join the American ordinariate.

Until the ACCC priests are ordained, Catholic bishops will supply priests to celebrate the Anglican Use liturgy for the new ordinariate parishes-in-waiting.

These parishes will join two already received into the Catholic Church to eventually form the Canadian deanery of St. John the Baptist of the American Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter that was established on Jan. 1, 2012 with Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, a former Episcopalian bishop and married Catholic priest, as ordinary.


Prendergast described the move as “among the first fruits” of the response to Anglicanorum coetibus, Pope Benedict’s apostolic constitution that offered a way for Anglicans to become Catholic while bringing in approved aspects of their tradition, including their liturgy.

“While the apostolic constitution left open the possibility of an ordinariate in Canada this linking Anglicans in Canada to the United States ordinariate as a deanery attached to it is a good step for now,” said Prendergast.