12 November 2010

Next week's gathering...


We're looking forward to our "Becoming One" gathering next week.  Inquiries are still coming in, and the attendance seems to increase each day.  Of course, we're happy to welcome everyone who wants to come, although I want to emphasize that the primary purpose of the gathering is so that those who are committed to entering the Ordinariate can get to know one another better (thus the title "Becoming One").  We're not going to be debating the merits of the Ordinariate, so if anyone is coming for that purpose, don't bother.  You might as well save the plane fare.

Here's the schedule:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

4:00-5:50pm - Hospitality time (snacks & soft drinks)
6:00pm - Evening Prayer
6:30pm - Reception (wine and refreshments)
7:00pm - Buffet supper
8:00pm - Greetings from various participants
9:00pm - Compline

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

There will be coffee and light snacks available throughout the morning; however, a Continental breakfast is available at the Comfort Inn for those who are staying there.

7:00am - Low Mass according to the Anglican Use
7:30am - Anglican Liturgy
8:15am - Morning Prayer
9:15am - Sung Mass (with the Academy faculty and students)
10:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast
11:00am - Session I – “The Road Taken: How We Arrived at the Threshold”
Noon - Lunch
1:00pm - Session II – “The Destination in Sight: Knock and It Shall Be Opened”
2:15pm - Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
3:00pm – Break for afternoon refreshments
3:40pm - Session III – “Just Around the Corner: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful”
5:00pm - Solemn Evensong
5:45pm - Reception (wine and refreshments)
6:45pm - Dinner
7:45pm - After dinner talk
8:45pm - Compline

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18

There will be coffee and light snacks available throughout the morning; however, a Continental breakfast is available at the Comfort Inn for those who are staying there.

7:00am - Low Mass according to the Anglican Use
7:30am - Anglican Liturgy
8:15am - Morning Prayer
9:15am - Sung Mass (with Academy faculty and students)
10:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast
11:00am - Follow-up discussion and farewell