Transitional deacon to be ordained on April 25
April 22, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Catholic Community of Our Lady and St. John celebrated its first Mass on Sunday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Louisville.
Our Lady and St. John is a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter: a special diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition or whose faith has been renewed by the liturgy and evangelizing mission of the Ordinariate.
Any Roman Catholic may participate in Mass at an Ordinariate Parish or community.
Jonathan Erdman, a former Episcopal priest for 12 years (Welcome home!), serves as the leader of Our Lady and St. John. He is in formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood and will be ordained a transitional deacon during a 7 p.m. Mass on April 25 at St. Martin of Tours. The Most Rev. Steven J. Lopes, Bishop of the Ordinariate, will ordain Erdman to the transitional diaconate.
“We have been warmly welcomed into the Catholic faith by so many,” Erdman said. “Fr. Paul Beach, the people of St. Martin’s, the Archdiocese of Louisville, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and his staff have all been a blessing to us as we have come into the Church.