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).