Saturday, 1 November 2014

5 New Ordinariate Parishes and 9 New Mission Parishes Established

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson erected five new Ordinariate parishes and raised nine other Public Associations of the Faithful (sodalities), including STM Toronto, to Quasi (mission) Parish status with the approval of the  Ordinariate Governing Council during the POCSP Conference at Our Lady of the Snows Retreat Centre, near St Louis, Missouri, October 27 - 31.
Fr Lee Kenyon was appointed the first Parish Pastor for Canada. 

Fr. Doug Hayman, Fr. Carl Reid and Fr. John Hodgins were confirmed as priest administrators for three Canadian mission parishes. They will serve Our Lady of the Annunciation in Ottawa, St. Columba in Victoria B.C., and St. Thomas More, Toronto, respectively.
Clergy of the West  (left to right):  Deacon Adrian Martens,  Fr. Jonathan Gibson and Fr. Lee Kenyon of St. John the Evangelist, Calgary. At far right, Fr. Michael Birch an associate priest at St. Columba, Victoria B.C.

Fr. John Hodgins at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Illinois near St. Louis, OCTOBER 2014

Clergy wives from around North American joined in the sessions and discussion as well as having  their own meetings to develop approaches to Evangelism in conjunction with Catholics in various cities and communities.

Msgr. Steenson looks on as Msgr. Peter Wilkinson with Mrs Jane Hodgins ponder points raised during the presentation on Evangelism by Fr. Paul S. Manning from New Jersey.

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