The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society is to hold a conference in Houston on September 21 – 23, 2017

anglican-use-society crossAt the most recent board meeting of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society (ACS), which took place by Skype conference on June 24th (June 25th in Australia), it was confirmed that the next ACS Conference will be held on Thursday September 21st to Saturday September 23rd, 2017 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas. The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Bishop Steven Lopes, has given his approval as well as the pastor of the Cathedral parish.

The theme of the conference will be “The Anglican Patrimony to the Catholic Church” and several well-known speakers are to be expected. It is also planned to arrange some kind of video link so that people in the United Kingdom and hopefully also in Australia can follow the conference.

This conference represents the continuation of the series of annual conferences held between 2004 and 2o12 by the Anglican Use Society, as the Society was then called.

The Annual Meeting of the ACS will take place this year on September 4th at 11:30 a.m., Eastern North American time, at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the Society’s current interim vice-chairman, Father Eric Bergman, is pastor. Again attendance is possible via Skype, and anyone interested in participating in this way should let the ACS have their Skype user name in good time so that they can be added to the conference.

Five new directors will be elected at the Annual Meeting to supplement the four current directors whose term expires in 2018. The ACS is currently looking for two new board members (preferably a laywoman and a priest) from the UK and one layperson from Australia to make the board more international and to replace the British director who recently had to resign for health reasons. Any person interested should contact the current interim chairman at davidmurphy@gmx.de .

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3 Responses to The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society is to hold a conference in Houston on September 21 – 23, 2017

  1. jbpauley says:

    September 21st falls on a Wednesday rather than a Thursday, the 23rd on a Friday rather than a Saturday. Could there be clarification concerning the dates?

    On the subject of participating in the conference and/or the annual meeting via Skype, will both events be open to anyone who sends in a Skype user name? Also, is there a specific contact person (and email address) of someone in the ACS to whom we might send our Skype user name?

    Thank you.

    Br. John-Bede

    • 2017, Brother John-Bede. The conference is next year. The conference will probably be live-streamed on the internet. For special audiences in Britain and/or Australia an interactive Skype-type audio-video feed will be established with one venue.

      As for the Annual Meeting, if you are interested, I can put your name down as a member of the Society; you will then receive an official invitation with reply address. You can always communicate via my eMail address, which is given in the post.

      David Murphy
      ACS Interim Chairman.

  2. EPMS says:

    Never become confused about what year it is again! Obtain an “Ordo Kalendar for Roman Catholics of Anglican Heritage”. http://ordo.covert.org

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