May 31st – three diaconal ordinations in Houston

The website of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter notes:

HOUSTON — Please remember to pray for the three men being ordained as transitional deacons for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter on May 31 in Houston:

  • Luke Reese of St. Joseph of Arimathea in Indianapolis
  • Glenn Baaten of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Carlsbad, California
  • Evan Simington, Seminarian studying at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas

Bishop Lopes will ordain these three candidates at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham next month. All the faithful and clergy are welcome to attend the Mass of Ordination in Houston or join us in prayer on the evening of May 31.


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4 Responses to May 31st – three diaconal ordinations in Houston

  1. Rev22:17 says:


    We now see the most significant advantage of the ordinary being a bishop: he can perform these ordinations personally rather than asking an external bishop to do so.

    I’m particularly delighted to see the name of Luke Reese on this list. St. Joseph of Arimathea was one of the first congregations formerly of the Anglican Church in America (ACA), the province of the Traditional Anglican Communion here in the States, to come into the full communion of the Catholic Church — IIRC, temporarily as a community of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. I still recall recommending to then-Fr. Reese in an exchange on another blog that he contact Bishop Christopher Coyne, the apostolic administrator of the diocese, to establish a relationship that would facilitate the reception of the community and the process of his Catholic ordination.


  2. EPMS says:

    I feel that this article from October last year is relevant to this story, giving as it does an encouraging message about the growth of this group from three families to sixty members, spread over the state, and bringing closure to a previous discussion about Mr Reese’s seminary preparation.

  3. Jan Mickiewicz says:

    Seemingly, the stream of Anglican priests willing to join the North American Ordinariate is not drying up. According to Fr David Ousley, while visiting St, John the Baptist’s Church (Philadelphia) Bp Lopes “had lunch with some of the non-Ordinariate Anglican clergy in
    the area and met with several men who have offered themselves for ministry in the Ordinariate.”

  4. EPMS says:

    We read here that the newly ordained Mr Reese will be “deaconing” at masses at Holy Rosary in the OF, EF, and Ordinariate Rite. A wonderful privilege.

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