…And Even More Deacons!

On the evening of Whit-Tuesday, six men were ordained by Bishop Kevin Vann (Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth) as Deacons for service in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

The new Deacons are (left to right) Charles Hough IV, Timothy Perkins, Joshua Whitfield, Christopher Stainbrook, Mark Cannaday, and Charles Hough III. Their priestly ordinations will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller, Texas on Saturday, June 30, at 9:00 a.m.

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.

4 thoughts on “…And Even More Deacons!”

  1. Wonderful bit of Anglican patrimony here, if I read the names aright: Father and son both ordained to the diaconate and, with God's grace, the priesthood.

  2. Rocco hinted at it, but I wonder if it's true that it will be the first true priesting of a father-son combo (medieval cardinal-nephews aside)?

    Regardless, many prayers for these faithful servants. May God richly bless our Holy Father and these his ordinariates!

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