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New oratory blessed

October 20, 2015 Leave a comment

9725163_origKentucky, USA: The Oratory of Our Lady of Victory in Goshen, KY was solemnly blessed by Archbishop Douglas Lewins on October 18th. A Mass celebrating St. Luke, whose feast was commemorated, followed the blessing.

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Archbishop Carfora memory honoured

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment

905167_origChicago, USA: On October 11th, 2015 the grave of Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora was solemnly blessed with a new headstone. This was secured through the efforts of Canon Kelly, to whom the Church is truly grateful. Following the blessing the clergy and faithful gathered at St. Anne’s Mission for a Pontifical Low Mass celebrated by Archbishop Lewins, during which Br. Jamie Alaniz OSF received the minor order of Porter. Afterwards a reception was held in the parish hall.4303729_orig

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Chicago Synod 2015

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment

9678087_origChicago, USA: A regional Synod of the Old Roman Catholic Church in America was held in Chicago on October 10th hosted by  the St. Anne Mission. Archbishop Douglas Lewins from the United Kingdom joined Archbishop Myers and his clergy as they identified opportunities for growth. A Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost was celebrated and further discussion was held about the growth of the Church and its relationship to the world around us.

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9/11 Memorial Service

September 14, 2015 Leave a comment

3356310_origChicago, USA: Canon Kelly led a 9/11 Memorial Service at Irving Park Cemetery where he serves as chaplain. The moving event was attended by a variety of first responders as well as those wishing to honor the memories of people who perished.

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Chicago Memorial Day

June 26, 2015 Leave a comment

9695619_origChicago, USA: The pastor of St. Anne’s Mission, Canon Nioclás Kelly, also serves as chaplain to Irving Park Cemetery. The cemetery holds an annual Memorial Day service at which Canon Kelly presided. The cemetery is also home to the grave of Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora (d. 1958).

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Diaconal Ordination

January 4, 2015 Leave a comment

216594_origChicago, USA: On January 3rd, 2015, the Old Roman Catholic Church in America celebrated the ordination of the Rev. Mr. George Ontko to the Diaconate by Metropolitan William Myers.

The ordination took place at St. Anne Old Roman Catholic Mission in Chicago, and Rev. Mr. Ontko will serve in Madison, WI.

Holy Synod 2014

June 7, 2014 Leave a comment

The first ever international holy Synod of canonical orthodox Old Roman Catholic jurisdictions since the time of Archbishop Arnold H Mathew, took place on Saturday, July 5th at the Brighton Oratory in Sussex, England. Clergy and members of the Old Roman Catholic Churches in Great Britain, Europe, and America joined together in prayer, in fellowship and in conference.

The day began with a sung votive Mass of the Holy Ghost offered by Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Europe who urged Synod in his homily to recall Christ’s promise of the Holy Ghost to the Apostles and the continuance of that promise manifested in the Apostolic succession of the Church. His Grace urged all present to join him in offering their spiritual intentions of the Mass for the guidance of the Holy Ghost for the Synod Fathers and for the unity of the Church.

The holy Synod discussed both the history and future of canonical Old Roman Catholicism and mandated the bishops to formulate the necessary structures for unity between the jurisdictions.

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Synodical addresses were given by Metropolitan Douglas of the UK, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Europe and Metropolitan William of America and a lively discussion about the future. Absent members of the Synod were even able to participate through Skype and hear and share in the discussions!

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