Monthly Archives: August 2013

Richard Waddell’s Ordination as a Deacon

The Rev. Richard Waddell’s Ordination to Diaconate 24th Aug 2013 at Holy Cross Church, South Caulfield, by the Most Reverend Peter Elliott, Auxiliary Bishop to Melbourne’s Southern Region.   To the right of the photo we see three of the Ordinariate … Continue reading

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English Ordinariate Sisters

Good news from the Ordinariate in England.  The Sisters there have finally have a permanent home. The new religious community of the Personal Ordinariate, the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, have a permanent home for the first time since they … Continue reading

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Ordination in Gippsland

Please pray for Ken Clark who will be ordained deacon in St Joseph’s, Witton Street, Warragul,  on Thursday 17 October at 7.30 pm and ordained priest in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale on Saturday 19 October  at 11.30 am; The Most Rev. Christopher … Continue reading

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First Communion

I went to a celebration of First Communion at St Mary’s in Maffra.  The church was packed with 19 children making their first communion, and all their families supporting them. It was a great day for them and one well … Continue reading

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Stylite

From CNN: Maxime the monk lives on a pillar. When he wants to step down out of the clouds, the 59-year-old scales a 131-foot ladder, which takes him about 20 minutes. After living on Katskhi pillar for 20 years, Maxime’s … Continue reading

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Parish of St Ninian & St Chad, Perth

Sunday 18th August, history will be made as the Parish of St Ninian & St Chad begins to use the new Ordinariate Form of the Mass. This represents another milestone of unity, and of the journey begun by Anglicans with … Continue reading

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Ad Orientum

As some of you know the Ordinariate ‘commends’ but does not mandate the celebration of the mass ‘ad orientum’.  I have only ever celebrated occasional masses ‘versus populum’ and each time I felt like I was in some way a … Continue reading

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