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

Our Next Celebrant, Father David Barnes…

We are blessed and grateful to welcome a number of Priests who will celebrate our Mass during Father Liias' prolonged absence. The first two are old friends of our community: last Sunday saw the return of former Episcopal priest Father Hal Obayashi; next week we will greet the former Pastor of Beverly, whose fatherly love gave our community its first home in the Church and much more. Those present during those days need no introduction, as Father Barnes will always have a special place in our hearts and prayers but might be interested to know what he has been doing since our ways parted, all too soon; those who have joined our community since then will certainly enjoy learning a bit about Father Barnes before meeting him Sunday.

The Green Season

The long season of Sundays after Trinity Sunday is often called the Green Season. if you look at a liturgical calendar the reason for this name will be obvious: we will be wearing green vestments every Sunday until Advent arrives unless a holy or saint’s day should fall or be transferred to one. Please click the link above to view a PDF with more information.

Bishop Barron on S Thomas More, Pope Benedict, and Democracy…

Halfway between the Martyrdoms of S John Cardinal Fisher (June 22, chosen as the Feast for both Saints) and S Thomas More (July 6) seems a good time to post this video by then Father, now Bishop, Robert Barron (of the excellent CATHOLICISM television series). He talks about his favorite film, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: the issues which brought More, finally, to his condemnation in Westminster Hall and, at last, giving an explanation for why he could not support the establishment of a separate Church of England with the King as its head. He also considers the Providence of God which brought Pope Benedict XVI to that very Hall to deliver a message in 2010 which is even more relevant today. Click the link above; good for all to see — a must for members of the Ordinariate and those in discernment.

Father Barnes on How to Grow the Church…

Father David Barnes, a beloved Priest whose love and care towards this community was crucial to our early life, maintains an excellent blog: A SHEPHERD'S POST. Today's entry deals with many of the issues leader Don Smith spoke to regarding Evangelization, subject of our recent Retreat. A short taste: "The Gospel spread all over the world because the apostles were faithful to their experience of being delivered, rescued, and protected by Christ. The world is filled with tons of talk, but much of that talk leaves people feeling emptier and less human…when disciples of the Lord gather together and live faithfully the experience of being rescued by Christ, delivered by Christ, and protected by Christ, their conversations build up their humanity and glorify God." Click the title above to read the whole piece.

Weekly Orders of Service

Order of Service for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity (July 31, 2016)

Order of Service for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity (July 24, 2016)

News from the Ordinariates

Newsletter from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, July 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 July 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.