08 October 2010

Becoming One...

The West Doors at Our Lady of the Atonement Church

Our parish will be hosting a gathering for those in the United States who plan to become part of the Ordinariate when it’s established. We’ll be getting together from the afternoon of November 16th through the morning of November 18th for a time of prayer, mutual encouragement, and the opportunity to get to know one another better. We’re going to become one family soon, and our paths up to this point have been fairly diverse. It would be good for the various groups to work towards becoming one group.

Three of the Anglican bishops will be here – Archbishop Louis Falk, Bishop David Moyer, and Bishop Louis Campese (all of the Anglican Church in America). I’ve already heard from several Anglican clergy, as well as from our own Anglican Use clergy. Our gathering will be open not only to clergy, but to interested laity as well.

As we get closer to the establishment of the Ordinariate for this country, I think it’s important that we take time to get to know one another, and especially to spend some time praying with each other. That’s the main purpose of this meeting. The time will be organized, but there won’t be a heavy agenda. There is some financial help available for those who would really like to be here, but who are in serious need of assistance for travel expenses. The event itself will be hosted by our parish, so there won’t be any cost to participants other than travel and lodging.

It’s important that the various groups begin to become one.  I hope this event will help.