This writer rejoices in the coming to the parish of St. Vincent de Paul the parish of St. Thomas More of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. After nearly 500 years of schism and heresy, what joy fills the hearts of Catholics to be able to help those who are returning to Unity with the One Church founded by Christ.
The parish of St. Thomas More will bring to St. Vincent de Paul's vital new "blood" and energy, in a parish struggling under the indifference and apostasy of local "Latin Rite" Catholics. God works in mysterious ways: who would have thought when St. Vincent's was founded over 100 years ago that its continued life into the future will be driven by converts from Anglicanism?
Vox Cantoris adds:
While the Ordinariate Missal includes the new Lectionary, it also features the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, the Tridentine Missal's Offertory and the Roman Canon for Sunday use. If there is any hope for the "Reform of the Reform," which this writer highly doubts, this Missal is the way forward. It marks time in the Sarum tradition, "After Trinity," and restores the Gesima Sundays. Mass is celebrated "ad orientem."