Okay, now finally it’s official, former ACCC bishop Carl Reid to be ordained Jan. 26

It’s on Archbishop Prendergast’s schedule and now the official news release is out from the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

Month of January 2013 from the Arcbishop’s schedule.  I hear Fr. Peter Wilkinson is coming, so is our Dean, Fr. Lee Kenyon.  

Day & Time Activity & Location
Jan. 12, 10 a.m. Ordination to the diaconate of Carl Reid, St. Patrick’s Basilica, Ottawa
Jan. 26, 10 a.m. Ordination to the priesthood of Carl Reid, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa

Here’s the news release. My bolds.

Former Anglican Priest, Army Reservist Becomes Catholic Priest Dec. 22, 2013

Three more former Anglicans, one a former bishop in Canada, to be ordained early in 2013

Former Anglican priest Brian Ray, Ph.D. will be ordained a Catholic priest by St. Augustine Bishop Felipe Estevez on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Ray is among the first group of priests across North America to be ordained for the new ordinariate this year. It was established by Pope Benedict XVI on January 1, 2012, for former Anglican clergy and groups in North America who are seeking to become Catholic while retaining aspects of their Anglican heritage and liturgy.

He is a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of lieutenant colonel, associate dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, and a former Anglican priest.

Ray currently serves as command chaplain for the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, which includes 10,000 soldiers. In this role, he supervises 26 chaplains and 20 chaplain candidates across the southeast.  He has received numerous awards for his military service and leadership, including the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and the Bronze Star for service in Iraq (2007-2008).

Ray, who was ordained an Anglican priest in 2008, earned a Ph.D. and Ed.S. in university administration from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida, as well as a master of arts in religion from Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. He also has completed Harvard University’s Management Development Program. He and his wife, Shannon, have been married 17 years and have two children. Special permission was given to married Anglican priests to be ordained Catholic priests.

In speaking about his ordination, he noted, “There is a tremendous need for Catholic chaplains in the military. I feel honored to be able to serve our brave mane and women in uniform.  I also look forward to being more involved in campus ministry with Catholic students at the University of Florida.”

Three ordinations scheduled for early 2013 include former Anglican bishop Carl Reid of Ottawa, Canada, a former bishop with the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada and current administrator of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and former Anglican priest John Cornelius, of the Society of St. Alban in Rochester, New York, on January 26. Ken Bolin, Airborne Brigade Combat Team Chaplain with the U.S. Army, currently stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska, recently was ordained a Catholic deacon. He is expected to be ordained a priest in March 2013.
The Ordinariate, which is equivalent to a diocese, but national in scope, has 27 priests (including Ray), more than 1,600 people and 36 communities across the United States and Canada. Its Ordinary, Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, is a former Episcopal bishop who is based in Houston, TX. Two additional ordinariates are located in the United Kingdom (Our Lady of Walsingham) and Australia (Our Lady of the Southern Cross).

Online: www.usordinariate.org

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9 Responses to Okay, now finally it’s official, former ACCC bishop Carl Reid to be ordained Jan. 26

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  2. Don Henri says:

    Thanks be to God!
    I wasn’t aware of the ordination of Deacon Bolin. Here’s an album of it: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.455290434531720.105183.134722806588486&type=3
    He used to be a priest in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and will be the 7th ordinariate priest originally from this ecclesial community. To my knowledge, at least 4 others have been received from that Church. The ACNA is the 3rd bigger purveyor of ordinariate clergy after the TAC (1st) and, surprisingly, TEC (2nd). Then comes the Anglican Church of Canada and the Charismatic Episcopal Church with 2 each, and then the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    + pax et bonum

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  4. Matthew the Wayfarer says:

    I only see 1 response. Whatup wit dat?

    • Rev22:17 says:


      You asked: I only see 1 response. Whatup wit dat?

      What is there to say that is not obvious from the report?

      The process of forming the ordinariate is moving forward, albeit more slowly than we would like. That is basically good news, but I think that to be pretty obvious from the report itself.


  5. Stephen M says:

    Joyous news!

  6. EPMS says:

    I do not know Deacon Bolin’s history, but given the brief (four year) existence of ACNA I imagine that few candidates are “originally” from this community, but rather joined it after ordination in TEC or the Anglican Church of Canada. The same is probably true for former TAC and CEC clergy who have been ordained. Mr Reid may be unique in having spent his entire previous ministry in a “continuing” body.

  7. Ioannes says:

    A great addition to the Church! Happy news! 🙂

  8. Mark F. says:

    Wonderful news! Thanks be to God!

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