Re-posting: What about an Ordinariate Star Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow?

Since I have received no response whatsoever to my most earnest suggestion made on 11th July, I have decided to repost it here:

wyd 2016 KrakowWorld Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis will be taking place in Krakow, Poland, from  26th to 31st July 2016. Millions of Catholic young people from all over the world are expected to gather for a celebration of their faith, for some moving catecheses, for spiritually fulfilling and wonderful encounters with the Holy Father in this city of Pope Saint John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Days.

Wouldn’t it be stupendous if the youth of the Ordinariates worldwide, from England, Scotland, Wales, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan could arrange a joint pilgrimage? In 2011, the first year of the Ordinariates’ existence, there was already an important Ordinariate presence at the Madrid World Youth Day. Deacon James Bradley, as he then was, sang the gospel in typical Anglican style at the service of welcome for Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid. Deacon James is on the left of this photo holding the Book of the Gospels.

deacon-james-bradleyLet’s make 2016 a year for Ordinariate youth worldwide to meet and to bear witness to the diversity and universality of the Catholic Church at this largest international gathering of Catholic youth. Maybe each community can send one young person (or more) and assist them in paying for the pligrimage, or the young people can try to raise their own travel expenses.

I am too old myself to organise and accompany the pilgrimage, but I invite all those interested to contact us by eMail at ordinariateexpats@gmx.de and we will try to pass everything on to enthusiastic organisers.

Get out of your armchairs and start planning.

David Murphy

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Interesting timeline from Fr. Vaughn Treco, Minneapolis

A Still Settling Whirlwind

Early last summer, the long quiet journey toward the Altar of God that the Lord had asked our family to walk was suddenly taken up into a whirlwind. Our nine years of calm gave birth to 14 months of almost frenetic activity and movement. Very little in our family life has been left untouched by Christ and his efforts to get us ready for my priestly ordination and service.

• June 2014: In Washington, DC, Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson confer about the possibility of my ordination;

• October 2014: Over breakfast in Arlington, VA, Monsignor Steenson informs me that the Ordinariate would like to petition the Holy See for a rescript for my ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood;

• November 2014: Our first grandson, Jude Michael Treco, is born in Norfolk, VA;

• November 2014: First introduction to and dinner with Brother John-Bede and Don Wortham, members of the Society of Saint Bede the Venerable in Saint Paul, MN;

• November 2014: Candidacy interview with Archbishop John Nienstedt at Saint Paul Seminary and School of Divinity, Saint Paul, MN;

• November 2014: Pre-Ordination Psychological Evaluation in Saint Paul, MN;

• December 2014: Bishop Cozzens encourages me to relocate my family to Minnesota;

• December 2014: Divine Worship with and Coffee Hour introductions to a few more members of the Society of Saint Bede the Venerable at Church of the Holy Family, St. Louis Park, MN;

• December 2014: On Christmas Day, Norma is hired as the Long-term Substitute Second Grade Teacher for Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Minneapolis, MN;

• December 2014: Apple puts my Virginia-Minnesota transfer process into high gear;

• January 2015: Norma visits with grandchildren to say goodbye before leaving for Minneapolis, MN;

• January 2015: Norma spends her last day at Aquinas School saying goodbye to her students and colleagues;

• January 2015: On the morning of the 6th, Norma catches the 5:35 EST flight to Minneapolis via Charlotte;

• January 2015: Norma starts as the new Long Term Substitute Second Grade Teacher at Pope John Paul II Catholic School on the 7th;

• January 2015: Vaughn spends month packing while he spends his nights between three friend’s homes, the De Gances, the Wykowskis and the Zadniks;

• February 2015: On the afternoon of the 6th, Vaughn surprises Norma by arriving in Minnesota two days ahead of schedule;

• February 2015: Norma, Jacqui & Cathryn join Vaughn as he preaches the Islandwide Lenten Mission for the Archdiocese of Nassau, in Nassau, Bahamas;

• March 2015: Vaughn preaches the Islandwide Lenten Mission for the Archdiocese of Nassau, in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas;

• April 2015: Pope Francis approves my ordination and signs rescript authorizing ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood at Vatican City;

• April 2015: Dates of diaconal and priestly ordinations established by Archbishop Nienstedt and Monsignor Steenson;

• May 2015: Norma and I relocate to temporary housing at the rectory on the Saint John Campus of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Hopkins, MN;

• May 2015: Archbishop Nienstedt ordains me and nine other men to the Transitional Diaconate at 10:00 AM on May 2nd at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN;

• May 2015: Bishop Andrew Cozzens ordains me as a Priest for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, on Sunday, May 3rd at 1:30 PM at Church of the Holy Family, St. Louis Park, MN;

• May 2015: My Thanksgiving Mass, including the Baptism of my grandson, celebrated on Monday, May 4th, on the Feast of the English Martyrs, at 11:00 AM at Church of the Holy Family, St. Louis Park, MN;

• May 2015: My appointment as the Chaplain of the Society of Saint Bede the Venerable in St. Louis Park, MN, begins;

• May 2015: Norma’s and my temporary housing at the rectory on the Saint John Campus of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Hopkins, MN, extended;

• May 2015: As I awaited my permanent assignment within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Cozzens invited me to serve as the principal celebrant for the Church of Saint Peter, Richfield, MN;

• June 2015: The Society of Saint Bede the Venerable starts celebrating Divine Worship on the first Sunday of each month. Our two grandchildren, Lilo (2 years 9 months) and Jude (8 months), come to spend the summer. I continue full-time employment at Apple, and celebrate Mass at various parishes across the Archdiocese;

• July 2015: I receive a letter officially appointing me as the Chaplain at Providence Academy, offer Meal Prayer at The Headmaster’s Dinner at Providence, and continue at Apple and celebrating Mass at various parishes;

• August 2015: Norma and I relocate to our “permanent” rectory home in Hopkins (about 2 miles from where we’ve been staying since May);

May the whirlwind finally settle on what has been a wonderful, grace-filled year!

(from the facebook page of the Society of St. Bede the Venerable – and hattip to EPMS)

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STM-Baldwin Acadamy reopens September 17th

After a successful first year the home-schooling programme of the Ordinariate Parish of St. Thomas More, Toronto, the STM-Baldwin Academy and St. Thomas More Choristers, will open again for its second year on Thursday September 17th.

Announcement Baldwin Acad 2015-6St. Thomas More Parish is pleased to announce that Betty Anne Siebert has agreed to act as Co-ordinator for STM – Baldwin Academy as they begin their second year.

Betty Anne will work closely with Katharine Mahon, the Director of STM Choristers.

Registration and contact information at:

www.thomasmorechurch.ca

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OLW Ordinariate Festival – 18th – 20th September 2015

InvitationFor those of us, especially among our Ordinariate Expats and friends, who need to make travel and accommodation arrangements, here is the programme for the Festival of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham from 18th to 20th September:

Friday 18th September 2015

7pm – Talk by Fr Gerard Sheehan on the advantages and difficulties of a personal prelature or ordinariate
at the Church of the Most Precious Blood,
O’Meara Street, London Bridge SE1 1TA – followed by a Reception

Saturday 19th September 2015

10.30am to 4pm – Main Festival Event
at Westminster Cathedral Hall,
Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QW
Speaker – Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia O.P.
of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

12.3opm Mass in the Cathedral

Sunday 20th September 2015

10.30am – Sung Mass (Ordinariate Use)
at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Gregory,
Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ – followed by refreshments

So please do make a conscious effort to be take part in the Festival this year. The 2014 Festival was a really uplifting experience. Hope to see you there.

Festival prayerP.S. The Friday and Sunday events are extras. The main throng of people will be present only on Saturday.

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The Portal – August 2015

To read this month’s edition of The Portal Magazine click on the front page photo below and follow the tab “Read The Portal”.

The Portal August 2015

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Cycle of Prayer for August 2015

cycle_of_prayer_button_webIf you already belong to our praying community who use the Ordinariate Expats Cycle of Prayer daily for your personal or community prayers or if you are interested in joining our steadily expanding throng, here is the Cycle of Prayer for August – just click on the link below. (We have added the Servants of the Sacred Cross this month, the international ecumenical community with several members in the various Ordinariates.)

Ordinariate Expats Cycle of Prayer – 201508

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Ordinations in Canada’s Far East

Father Lee Kenyon, the Vicar Forane (or Dean) of the Canadian Deanery of St John the Baptist has written us an eMail announcing:

Some great news from Canada

Richard Harris, formerly a priest of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, is to be ordained for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter. He will serve the Ordinariate community of Our Lady of the Sign, Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick, which will worship, according to the Ordinariate Use, in the local Latin Rite parish.

Here is the ordination notice, and I attach a photograph of Richard Harris in his Anglican days.

God willing, the Most Reverend Robert Harris, Bishop of Saint John, New Brunswick, acting on behalf of Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, will ordain Richard Patrick Harris to the Sacred Order of Deacons, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 14, 2015, at 6.00 p.m.

God willing, the Most Reverend Robert Harris, Bishop of Saint John, New Brunswick, acting on behalf of Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, will ordain the Reverend Deacon Richard Patrick Harris to the Sacred Order of Priests at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Saint John, New Brunswick, on September 11, 2015, at 3.00 p.m.

The newly-ordained Father Harris will celebrate his first Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Fredericton, the morning of September 15, according to the rites of the Personal Ordinariates. The time is yet to be determined.

Fr Richard Harris, Fredericton Junction (from Anglican days)

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