Lectionary Update

We have pledged fifty copies of the Ignatius Lectionary to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. I'm pleased to report that already we have promises for forty lectionaries to be donated. If you have been giving consideration to making the gift of a lectionary to be used by the Ordinariate groups, please let me know by email. My address is FrPhillips@atonementonline.com.

As I have received emails from donors, I have responded to each of them to let them know that the lectionaries are on the way to us in San Antonio. When they arrive here, I will prepare the shipment for England, and determine what the shipping costs will be. It is my hope that donors will be willing to add a small amount to the $100 cost for the lectionaries themselves, and we'll know how much that is when I determine the best mode of shipment.

The books may be arriving in San Antonio as early as next week; however, I will be leading several of our Upper School students on pilgrimage from November 5th through the 14th, and so might not be able to begin distribution of the lectionaries until I return. At that time I will send an email to everyone who is donating or ordering a lectionary, letting you know how payment can be sent. We will be able to take payments by check or by credit card, and I'll include those details.

So that it's clear to everyone — the $100 per set will be paid by us to Ignatius Press. Our parish is organizing this only as a service to those who wish to have a lectionary, and will not be keeping any of the money. This is simply something we want to do, as a way of showing our fraternal love for those who have entered into full communion with the Holy See, or are preparing to do so.

Author: Fr. Christopher Phillips

Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past twenty-eight years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for forty years. They have five children, all grown and married, and three grandchildren.

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