Bright Lights: Saint Joseph of Arimathea

Led by Luke Reese, who is in the Ordinariate formation program preparing for ordination, St. Joseph of Arimathea is presently an Anglican Use Society in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The people of St. Joseph of Arimathea were received into full Catholic communion by Bishop Christopher Coyne this past Easter Vigil. Here are some excerpts from their website:

We are a society located in Indianapolis, Indiana formed for the purpose of preserving our Anglican Patrimony while awaiting full communion with the Catholic Church. We’ve existed as a close-knit community for five years under the jurisdiction of the TAC (Traditional Anglican Communion) in North America. We are very grateful to the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, for the generosity he has extended to all Anglicans…

…We are currently enjoying the hospitality of the folks at Holy Rosary Parish, whose priest, Fr. Magiera, kindly allows us to say Morning Prayer each Sunday at 8:00am…

…While at the time we are a small group and dependent on the generosity of others, we do have plans to expand and ultimately move into our own building. Please, check back to our website often as things will be changing – very quickly sometimes. We are a young community seeking the will of God in our lives and would love to have you join us.

By the way, the Reese family owns and operates Holy Trinity Altar Bread, and they'd be most happy to fill your order. Go to the website for more details.

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.

2 thoughts on “Bright Lights: Saint Joseph of Arimathea”

  1. Congratulations Fr. Reece and Members of the Society. We pray that we will be joining with you in the Catholic Church sometime this summer. Fr. Randall. our pastor at Christ our Saviour Anglican Church in Denison, Texas is now, thank God, finishing his psychiatric evalution under Bishop Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas, and having completed his Formation Program under Msgr. Steenson. With prayers for you and your family. Fr. Clayton Holland, Retired.

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