The newest community of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has announced the following on its facebook page:
Success! We had 27 people at our first mass in Republic today (June 5). St. George is open for business! The City of Republic now has a Catholic Church!
This first mass took place in St. George’s new home, the “Little Portion” or Porziuncula, a former Franciscan Retreat Centre, named after the small chapel in Assisi, which became the home of the Franciscan Order in the 13th Century.
Concerning the Little Portion Chapel the facebook site reports:
The new chapel is very small, very humble, and a bit stark at this time. Please understand we are starting from the ground up. Unfortunately, we are NOT handicap accessible at this time. It’s on our to-do list, but we must wait for the funds first.