Just got word that the Edmonton group will be received on Sunday, July 29th, this weekend.
Here is the email that was forwarded me from former Anglican Catholic Church of Canada priest David Skelton.
'I am truly delighted to be able to tell you that we now have a firm date for our reception. This is July 29th at 10. 00 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Edmonton. We will be received by our new Auxiliary Bishop, Geoffrey Bittman. Archbishop Smith was very sorry not to be able to officiate himself, but like us, he was anxious to proceed as quickly as possible. Please keep our little ‘Group of Seven’ in your prayers."
Finally! I hope someone will take lots of photographs and send us a report!
I stayed with then Fr. David Skelton and his lovely wife Mary when I spoke at a writers' conference in Edmonton back in 2005 or thereabouts. They have a lovely chapel in their home where we prayed Mattins and Evensong together while I was there.
There are others who are already Catholic who will be part of this Ordinariate-bound group.
Please keep them in your prayers!