18 November 2009

Meeting on December 12th...

With the very generous decision made by the Holy Father, which has been published in his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, we really are in the midst of one of those truly historic moments in the history of the Church. With this Constitution, Pope Benedict XVI has given resounding confirmation of what our parish has been doing for these past twenty-six years. Our Lady of the Atonement Parish will be hosting a meeting on Saturday, December 12th, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Holy Father's initiative, and what it means for us. We'll have a few speakers who will give brief presentations; there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, which will be answered with the information we have. During my recent visit to Rome, I spent some time speaking with some of the staff of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and in particular, with a priest who works closely with William Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the CDF. Much of what he said to me will be helpful to us. 

We'll begin with Mass at 10:00 a.m., and we should be able to begin our meeting in the St. Anthony Hall at about 11:00 a.m. We'll break for lunch, and continue after that for as long as people would like.  Email me at FrPhillips@atonementonline.com if you plan to attend, and let me know if you want lunch ($6.00, pay on the day).