So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Monday, May 22, 2017

Meeting of the Clergy of the Deanery of St John the Baptist (Ordinariate in Canada)

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This past week, May 18, 19 and 20, the Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman hosted a meeting of clergy of the Deanery of St John the Baptist (Ordinariate in Canada) at Our Lady of Fatima Church, the host parish for the Fellowship.

For those of us fairly new to the Ordinariate experience, itself being relatively new on the scene, i.e., those of us reverts, recent converts and pre-Ordinariate converts and cradlers (and a few Extraordinary Formers), the sound of the gathered former Anglican clergy raising their voices in praise of God, raising the roof it seemed, was a treat-and-a-half. Clearly, a significant aspect of the Anglican patrimony is clergymen who are able to sing confidently in three and four part harmony.

Evensong - Very Rev. Timothy Perkins (centre)
Vicar General, Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter
Fr. David (Edmonton) with FBJHN chorister

Fr. Carl (centre) acknowledges the Dean, Fr. Lee (left),
who is transferring to England.

Gathered after closing Mass to bid Fr. Lee farewell.

Mr. Michael Trolly (Toronto) provided excellent accompaniment for Mattins and Evensong services. Mr Scott Vannan and FBJHN schola members provided music for the Saturday Mass.

Traditional Mass in English with the Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman
  • Daily (Said or Low) Mass - 9:30am Monday thru Saturday.
  • Sunday Mass - 9:30am
  • Daily Sung Mattins - 8:45am - 7 days a week.
  • Saturdays - Rosary - 9am to 9:20am before Mass.
A few (Canadian) Ordinariate websites of interest:

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