Brief Update: The Lectionary Project

When the suggestion was made that people might be interested in providing new lectionaries for the groups in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the response was overwhelming. Fifty sets of the lectionary were able to be shipped, and many of them have been distributed and are in use.

Msgr Andrew Burnham took on the complicated task of matching donors and recipients, and he has spent many hours acknowledging the gifts. I received a brief email from him today in which he says, “I spent a morning on this last week and shall try to set aside a similar time soon for the remaining ones. I’m letting you know in case anyone says that they haven’t heard…. The generosity is overwhelming and I am much encouraged by the response of the English clergy, who all seem to be very pleased indeed to be pointed in the direction of the RSV.”

Thank you to all who donated. To those who have received, please know that these gifts come with our love and support. If recent reports come to fruition, we may need to be sending more copies!

We have plenty of copies available, and if you wish to order a set for yourself or your parish, go to AtonementOnline. You'll find the details at the upper right of the page.

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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