Barbara Reid took these photos last Sunday at the foot of the steps after Mass last Sunday, Sept. 23.
The first shows former Bishop Carl Reid, [Fr.] Doug Hayman of Spencerville, [Fr.] Kipling Cooper of Barrhaven and Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter
The second shows the same people except instead of [Fr] Hayman we have our former Deacon Michael Trolly who is also our organist and a splendid musician in addition to being an extremely bright, deeply-devout, well-educated and talented young man.
Nice. Lucky you.
You wrote: The first shows former Bishop Carl Reid, [Fr.] Doug Hayman of Spencerville, [Fr.] Kipling Cooper of Barrhaven and Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter
I have a couple questions regarding current plans.
1. Do you know whether Mssrs. Doug Hayman and Kipling Cooper are on Msgr. Steenson’s list of former Anglican clergy already approved for the next class of candidates for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter?
2. Do you have any indication of Msgr. Steenson’s plans for the fomer Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) missions in Spencerville and Barrhaven? That is, will they continue to operate as ministries of your sodality/parish in Ottawa, or continue to operate as autonomous missions, or be merged into the Ottawa sodality/parish?
Yes, I believe Doug Hayman and Kipling Cooper are on the next formation course. As for Spencerville and Barrhaven, right now we’re all worshiping together at the Annunciation. That could change once, God-willing, the two are ordained.
You wrote: As for Spencerville and Barrhaven, right now we’re all worshiping together at the Annunciation. That could change once, God-willing, the two are ordained.
Is the current arrangement working satisfactorily for the parishionners who live in Spencerville and Barrhaven, or is the travel to Ottawa for services proving to be a source of difficulty for them?
I obviously look forward to hearing of the Catholic ordinations of all of the former Anglican clergy who are coming to the ordinariates, including Mssrs. Cooper and Hayman. The question, from a pastoral perspective, is whether it’s better to have one larger congregation with a pastor and two parochial vicars or to have three separate congregations, two of which would be quite small, with only one presbyter at each of them. Msgr. Steenson’s recent comments do seem to indicate that he would prefer to bring smaller communities together into larger communities, where it’s reasonable to do so. Of course, this does not preclude the possibility of a parish having masses at two or three sites, especially on Sundays and major feast days, where pastoral circumstances indicate that such arrangements are appropriate.
We’ll see what the future holds. I don’t know what the plans are.