Agnus Dei at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Agnus Dei at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Last Gospel at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Last Gospel at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Benediction following Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Benediction following Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Saint Gregory the Great depicted in stained glass
Saint Gregory the Great depicted in stained glass
BishopLopesEnthronedWEB
BishopLopesEnthronedWEB
VivatBenedictus
VivatBenedictus
Prayers of Preparation, Saint Gregory’s Day 2014
TrinitytideAltar
TrinitytideAltar

Welcome

We are a joyfully Catholic community bringing the riches of our Anglican tradition of worship with us into the Church as envisioned by Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus. We are part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, the structure established in the United States and Canada for Episcopalians, Anglicans, and other Protestants wishing to enter into communion with Rome. Our Pastor, Father Jürgen Liias – an Episcopal priest for 40 years – was ordained in the Catholic Church in April 2013. You do not have to have had any association with Anglicanism to attend our Masses; all are most welcome to share in our life and fellowship. Learn more about us on these pages, and then please join us as we worship in the Beauty of Holiness and the power of the Spirit!

News & Announcements

A Very Important Letter: Securing Our Future…

Father Liias reports on our recent Retreat and lays out the practical plans proposed and agreed upon — most importantly the Pledge campaigns which will not only provide a budget for the next year with funds sufficient to support our next Pastor — but whose outcome will have a role in our Bishop's deliberations concerning that replacement. All members, friends of our community, and supporters of the project of the Ordinariate are urged to read; seek the Spirit, and consider your response. A copy of the pledge form is attached to the letter, which may be downloaded and printed; copies will also be available at all Masses. May God bless us all!

From the Verger: The Past; The Present; The Future…

Those on our Retreat were able to hear Father Liias tell us his plans for preparing for his retirement in October as well as what he believes should be done to assure Bishop Lopes this community is both viable and able to support a successor to our founding Pastor; our Verger takes the opportunity to look both backwards to our beginning and forwards — and asks you to honor Father Liias' request to support the Bishop's Appeal. Click the link above to read his thoughts.

The Seven Promises of a Member of Saint Gregory…

During this year's annual Community Retreat, just ended, one of the major points under consideration was making serious plans for providing for Father Liias' replacement, our next Priest. Saint Gregory the Great requires ONE thing to be a Catholic, Eucharistic community: a Priest; without one, we can be no more than a pious fellowship. To do so will require resolve and sacrifice. Father Liias reminded us of the SEVEN PROMISES OF A MEMBER OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT which all original members had signed; but as we have been blessed with so many new faces among us since that time, who may have no knowledge of the Parish Discipline — and ALL of us need to be reminded — click on the link above to read them.

“Post-Christian Europe” — is Pope Francis Somehow Implicated?

"One quote from the Pope’s La Croix interview that has been virtually ignored is this: 'Europe is experiencing the grave problem of a declining birth rate. A demographic emptiness is developing.' As the desire for marriage, children and families has waned, so too has commitment to God. It is therefore the once-Christian Europeans themselves, exercising their own free wills, who have 'lost' their own faith and heritage." — Pope Francis, quoted in this excellent short essay defending him against accusations he is responsible for, or ignoring, the current lamentable state of European Christendom. Click the title above to read it...

Weekly Orders of Service

Order of Service for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity (June 26, 2016)

Order of Service for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (June 19, 2016)

News from the Ordinariates

Newsletter from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, June 2016

Please click the link to view a PDF of this month's newsletter from our sister Ordinariate in the UK, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

What’s Up Down Under? — AUSTRALIA WIDE for Mid June 2016

Please click the link to view a PDF of AUSTRALIA WIDE, the official publication of our sister Ordinariate in the Southern Hemisphere, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. Please remember Monsignor Harry Entwistle and his flock in your prayers.