In September our sister congregation, the Congregation of St. Athanasius, will observe the 20th anniversary of its erection in the Archdiocese of Boston. The actual date was Sunday, September 28, 1997 when 29 men and women were received and confirmed and the Congregation of St. Athanasius erected and given parish status. They have observed the anniversary ever since on St. Michael’s Day, September 29th.
This year our observance begins one week earlier with the visit of Fr. Anthony Aarons, TOR, as our preacher at Mass and at evensong in Stonehill College at 4 pm on September 24th. Fr. Aarons is a native of Jamaica, a convert from Anglicanism, and was among 125 priests from the united States selected by Pope Francis to serve as a Missionary of Mercy during the year of Mercy.
Visiting us from September 29 to October 1 will be Fr. Joseph F. Wilson, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn and a longtime friend of our congregation who has been our celebrant, preacher, and retreat leader on many occasions. Fr. Wilson was the founding chaplain of the Anglican use Society, and has been the Legatus Chaplain in Manhattan.
Watch for details of both visits, but please save the dates now for these celebrations.