The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Monsignor Harry Entwistle, has encouraged all Ordinariate members and supporters to join him in developing the Ordinariate Supporters’ Network. This is his message from the “Australia-Wide” newsletter:
“Having established the foundations of the Ordinariate in Australia, we now need to turn our attention to spreading the word as far as possible – this is vital to our Evangelical mission.” “Today I am urging every Ordinariate member to join me in this vital work.”
“There are many people who are supporters of Pope Benedict’s vision to bring the gifts of our patrimony into the Catholic Church, but for many differing reasons are not worshippers with us. My invitation is for those people to become a Supporter by joining the Ordinariate Supporters’ Network.” “I am asking Ordinariate members to ask these people to join the Ordinariate Supporters’ Network. Every group should have forms in their church, and if someone comes just to have a look, then give them a form and invite them to join.” The Ordinariate Supporter’s Network is coordinated by the Ordinariate Chancery, and allows for communication both at a local and a national level. To enhance local communications, each Ordinariate group will receive details of Supporters local to their area.
Monsignor Entwistle added, “As for the Supporters themselves, I am asking each Supporter to become an Ordinariate ambassador. Tell people about the Ordinariate. Help us to spread the word. Have a collection of flyers on hand and give them to people who might be interested, and if appropriate talk to your parish priest about whether you can leave some flyers in the Church.” I am also asking that whenever we have special events, the Supporters support those events as best they are able to.”
The Ordinariate Supporter’s Network enrolment form is available on the Ordinariate website, http://www.ordinariate.org.au , or from the Ordinariate office. The flyer “What is the Ordinariate?” is also available from the Ordinariate office.