I have posted some preliminary news and photos over at my new blog, Foolishness to the World, concerning the reception of Anglican Catholic of Church members from Oshawa's Good Shepherd Parish and Tyendinago Mohawk Territory's Christ the King Parish. I have included some details about the first Anglican Use Mass for the Toronto Ordinariate group.
Rather than repeat what I have already written, I'd like to write about what it has been like since our reception into the Catholic Church on April 15. In a word, it has been wonderful. I was even joking with my doctor that maybe I should make an appointment to see whether the smile lasting for days was harmful to my health.
Today, I got a note from the Ottawa Archdiocese that someone was recording the whole service last Sunday and has posted the audio (and some video) on You Tube. There are 13 tapes that you can access here. One of them even records the moment I and others are received into the Catholic Church. Here's the first of the series, of the entrance hymn, the introit led by Cantor Carl Reid, our former Ottawa suffragan bishop, and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast praying the Collect for Purity. Then you hear Fr. Francis Donnelly giving the summary of the Law.
What joy to have this record! On Sunday, we had the first celebration of the Eucharist in our little parish building since our Eucharistic Fast began just before Mothering Sunday. Fr. Francis Donnelly celebrated, with Fr. Scott McCaig, who will celebrate next Sunday, in choir. Fr. Scott is moderator of the Companions of the Cross of which Fr. Francis is a member. This is a relatively new charismatic order of priests founded by the late Fr. Bob Bedard who was a leader in the charismatic renewal in the 70s and 80s.