Cardinal Collins to celebrate Pontifical Mass for the Ordinariate on Divine Mercy Sunday

Cardinal Thomas CollinsWith the blessing of Msgr. Steenson, Cardinal Thomas Collins has kindly agreed to be with the Saint Thomas More Parish at Sacré-Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne, Toronto, for Solemn Pontifical Mass and to receive some individuals into full communion next month on Low/ Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12 at 1:45 pm.

STM wants to thank all the priests, religious and people who have been so supportive of the Ordinariate in these early years.

Everyone is welcome as we mark the fourth anniversary of the first Anglican Use Mass in Canada which was celebrated at St. Joseph’s, Streetsville by Fr. Christopher Phillips, of Our Lady of the Atonement Pastoral Provision parish, San Antonio during the Toronto Ordinariate Conference, 2011. We are also giving thanks for the kind assistance of the Archdiocese of Toronto in the foundation of our Quasi Parish (Mission) of STM, Toronto.

St. Thomas More Choristers (our children’s choir) will join our parish choir for this special occasion. A reception will follow.

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2 Responses to Cardinal Collins to celebrate Pontifical Mass for the Ordinariate on Divine Mercy Sunday

  1. Rev22:17 says:

    David,

    You wrote: With the blessing of Msgr. Steenson, Cardinal Thomas Collins has kindly agreed to be with the Saint Thomas More Parish at Sacré-Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne, Toronto, for Solemn Pontifical Mass and to receive some individuals into full communion next month on Low/ Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12 at 1:45 pm.

    I’m really wrestling with this news item. On the one hand, I’m ecstatic for the support of the ordinariate shown by Cardinal Collins, and it does seem that the celebration will commemorate an important anniversary. But on the other hand, I’m miffed as to why the cardinal is receiving candidates into full communion when the pastor of the community has full faculties granted by the rite itself to do so. If this decision represents a misunderstanding of the pastor’s competence, that is a cause for major concern.

    Norm.

    • godfrey1099 says:

      Norm,
      Don’t you think that the simplest explanation is that he wants to (i) make the occasion more solemn (to honour the people being received into full communion) and (ii) demonstrate once again his support for the Ordinariate project?

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