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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6 Responses to Ordinations in Canada’s Far East

  1. Bro says:

    Praised be Jesus Christ!

  2. Rev22:17 says:

    David,

    You posted: 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.

    Yes, this is fantastic news — long overdue!

    Norm.

  3. EPMS says:

    A write-up from the OCSP site: http://ordinariate.net/news/richard-harris Happy for the new deacon; but not sure why this announcement was posted and not those regarding other recent ordinands.

    • Rev22:17 says:

      EPMS,

      You wrote: A write-up from the OCSP site: http://ordinariate.net/news/richard-harris Happy for the new deacon; but bot sure why this announcement was posted and not those regarding other recent ordinands.

      The change in practice might be related to the fact that there’s a new person in charge of public relations for the ordinariate.

      BTW, I notice that Msgr. Steenson’s blog has disappeared from its former location. Of course, he had not posted anything in a long while.

      Norm.

      • EPMS says:

        The ordination of Thomas Kennedy to the diaconate at St Mary’s, Arlington, TX, took place the same day as that of Richard Harris, so I do not think we can credit a “new regime”. The new director has not even updated the list of staff by adding her own name. More likely someone took the initiative to supply the OCSP office with a news item, which was duly posted. This would explain why we were updated on the status of Mt Calvary during the riots in Baltimore, but heard nothing about OLW during the floods in Houston.

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