There will be much better pictures coming by real photographers, but here are a few that I managed to take.
Companions of the Cross Fr. Francis Donnelly chanted the Gospel. Former Anglican Catholic Bishop Carl Reid holds the Gospels. Former ACCC Deacon Michael Trolly holds one of the candles, as did former ACCC priest Fr. Doug Hayman. Former ACCC priest Fr. Kipling Cooper was crucifer and Zack Candy was thurifer. Fr. Francis will be our priest while we wait for ours to be re-ordained in the Catholic Church, God willing.
What a welcome we received! Maybe 700 people, some who traveled from Toronto, Oshawa, Kingston, and Barry’s Bay to take part in this historic event.
It took quite a while for everyone to receive Holy Communion in both kinds!
Here’s a partial group shot. There were more people on the other side of the Archbishop
Here’s another group shot as some people may have been hidden from view in one or the other.
The sisters of the Queenship of Mary put on a splendid “bun fight” for us in the Scavi.
And the Eastern Catholics sang some kind of blessing to our former bishop.