Shane Schaetzel of the St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Use Society in Springfield, Missouri, has taken it upon himself to become the cartographer of the American Ordinariate, creating a Google map showing groups that have stated their intention to enter the Ordinariate. As of this week, the U.S. count stands at 19.
On Sunday, 85% of the members of Mount Calvary, Baltimore, voted to seek entry into the Catholic Church as an Anglican Use parish.
Earlier that morning, the Bishop of Fulham was interviewed on the BBC’s “Sunday” program, reiterating his commitment to enter the Ordinariate.
That same day, the ACCC Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa followed up on the previous week’s baptisms with a round of confirmations.
On Sunday evening, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, around 30 people gathered for an Anglican Use Evensong at St. Bede’s Church authorized by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
In Scotland, a group of Episcopal priests had a very positive meeting with the Bishop of Paisley to discuss prospects for the formation of a Scottish Ordinariate.
Fr. Phillips reported later in the week that more than 70 people have already registered for the November gathering in San Antonio.
The Our Lady of Martyrs Anglican Use group in Nashville has produced its first newsletter following its inaugural Evensong and Benediction.
Fr. David Elliott of Holy Trinity, Reading, wrote an excellent reflection on finding the honorable path forward for those in the Church of England.
The TAC Cathedral of the Incarnation in Orlando announced a special parish assembly for November 7 to discuss moving forward to full, visible communion with the Holy See.
Near the end of the week, TTAC held its Synod in Portsmouth, England affirming its decision to move forward and expressing its desire for closer ties with those exploring Anglicanorum Coetibus in the Church of England.
Finally, we received news that the vestry of St. John the Evangelist, Calgary, of the Anglican Church of Canada, has voted unanimously to enter the Canadian Ordinariate when it is formed. A parish meeting and vote will follow at the end of November.
Keep the good news and the prayers coming!