Ordinariate News on Holy Saturday 2019

Something strange is happening - there is a great stillness on earth today, a great silence and stillness.  The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep.  The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began.  God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.

He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep.  Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, he who is both God and the son of Eve.

EWTN Holy Week Retreats

Priests from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham gave a series of talks for the 2019 Holy Week retreat broadcast from Monday to Friday this week.  The talks were recorded at the Church of the Holy Family, Southampton, where Fr James Bradley is Priest in Charge.  Also speaking were Frs Neil Chatfield, Daniel Lloyd and Thomas Mason.  Recordings of the talks can be found on this YouTube playlist

Photographs from Dowry Tour Visit of Our Lady of Walsingham to Warwick Street

Thanks to the Order of Malta a number of photographs of the Dowry Tour visit to the Ordinariate Central Church can be seen on the Ordinariate Flickr pages.

The image to the right shows the Holy House which was set up in a side chapel.

Image by Natasha Cheek; (c) 2019 The Grand Priory of Blessed Adrian Fortescue of the Order of Malta Trust



Ordinations to the Priesthood 2019

Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, Adjunct Secretary at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will celebrate an Ordination Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ on 15th June 2019 at noon.  Two men are due to be ordained priest for service in the Ordinariate

New Ordinariate Masses for Leicestershire and East Warwickshire

Mass according to Divine Worship:The Missal will be celebrated each Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Church of St Joseph, Monks Kirby, Rugby CV23 0RF.  In addition, each first Friday of the month there will be Evensong and Benediction at 6:30pm followed by Mass at 7pm.

For further details please contact Fr Matthew Pittam matthewpittam@yahoo.co.uk

New Ordinary for Australia

Pope Francis has appointed Father Carl Reid, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter presently serving in Canada, to be the next Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham congratulates Fr Reid on his appointment and wishes the outgoing Ordinary, Mgr Harry Entwistle, a long and happy retirement.

Brentwood Celebration

On June 8th there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the life, mission and witness of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Diocese of Brentwood.  The Mass will be celebrated by the Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, at 12:30pm in Brentwood Cathedral.

Ordinariate priests have care of six parishes within the diocese and also minister in prison, hospital and school chaplaincies and in a seminary.  All are welcome to share in this celebration of all those who have supported our work.

SYMPOSIUM: 10 Years after Anglicanorum coetibus - Rome October 15

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) is hosting an academic symposium at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Oct. 15 with papers presented on the historical, ecumenical, canonical and liturgical implications of Anglicanorum coetibus, Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Constitution that provided for the establishment of Personal Ordinariates.  The CDF hopes the symposium will make the Personal Ordinariates more widely known and discussed in the intellectual life of Rome.

While primarily aimed at academics and those involved in the administration of the Ordinariates the symposium is open to all.  Details can be found here.

Proposed Pilgrimage to Rome

Preliminary plans are being made for a joint pilgrimage of the Ordinariates worldwide to Rome in the spring of 2020.  Currently the dates being looked at are 10th-16th May and although it is far too early to make any firm arrangements you might want to pencil these dates into your diary so as to avoid any clashes with other arrangements you might make.

Further details will be circulated as soon as they are available.

Some dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Next issue of the Portal Magazine published
  • Saturday 8th June 2019 - Brentwood Ordinariate thanksgiving Mass at Brentwood Cathedral (12:30pm)
  • Tuesday 11th June 2019 - St Barnabas Society Annual Mass at Warwick St, 7pm
  • Saturday 15th June 2019 - Ordination of Priests, Warwick Street, 12 noon
  • Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Annual pilgrimage to Walsingham
  • Sunday 23rd June 2019 - Corpus Christ Procession from Warwick Street to Spanish Place 5pm
  • Saturday 6th July 2019 - Ordination of Roy Cavey to Permanent Dicaonate, St George's Cathedral, Southwark 12:30pm
  • Saturday 13th July 2019 - Kent Ordinariate pilgrimage to Canterbury
  • May (10?-16?) 2020 - Joint Ordinariates' celebration in Rome. Details to follow

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