Clergy of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross met for their annual Residential Week at Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre in Ormiston, Qld from 22 to 26 August.
During the Week, Fr Paul Chandler OCarm led the clergy in a Day of Reflection and Archbishop Mark Coleridge spoke about The Pilgrim Church in the light of the recent Synods on the Family. The second half of the Residential focused on working groups planning how the Ordinariate might build on the foundations laid down since its commencement and what practical steps can be taken to implement the recommendations of the groups.
The groups worked on the issues of Vocations, Communications, Finance and Planning for the Residential in 2017 which will be combined with the annual gathering of the Ordinaries of the UK, USA and Australia.
During this week the Ordinary, Msgr Harry Entwistle, appointed Fr Richard Waddell as Vicar General and Episcopal Vicar for Mission; Fr Stephen Hill as Episcopal Vicar for Mission alongside his role as Director of Vocations and Fr Kenneth Clark as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy alongside his role in matters of Finance.