Many Catholic friends joined us for the ordination of Fr Carl Leonard Reid.
Almost Fr. Carl was singing lustily (part of Anglican patrimony) in procession
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast opened with some kind, encouraging words about Carl and the journey we have made into the Catholic Church. He noted we were closing off the Week of Christian Unity. What a way to mark it!
Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson delivered the sermon and I look forward to posting it when I get an electronic version. He had some generous and kind things to say about the ordination of Anglican priests and joked that in this case it was five ordinations and a wedding.
Of course he was referring to lovely Barb Reid.
The Litany of the Saints
Fr. Francis Donnelly, our mentor priest who has been the chief celebrant of the Mass at our parish, helps with the priestly vestments
Sorry, these are not in order. The laying on of hands. Here is our Ordinary Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson.
The anointing of the hands.
Soon-to-be Fr. Kipling Cooper and Soon-to-be Fr. Doug Hayman who are in formation to become Catholic priests.
Fr. Francis Donnelly has been such a blessing to us. Next to him is Fr. Lee Kenyon, Dean of the Canadian Deanery of St. John the Baptist of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Soon-to-be Fr. Jim Tilley (who is also in the formation program) from our Oshawa parish drove up to celebrate with us.
Below are pictures of Fr. Carl Reid and Fr. Peter Wilkinson, Fr. Lee Kenyon, and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and some of our clergy and people.