To the Fellowship of St. Alban:
At the request of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, I have accepted appointment as regular supply priest for the Fellowship of St. Alban. While this decision was initially made by our outgoing Ordinary, Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, it has been reaffirmed by Bishop-elect Steven Lopes. Once living accommodations in Rochester can be arranged, I plan to start celebrating Mass weekly, at the very least, beginning Saturday, January 2.
In the time since I have been making monthly visits to St. Alban's, I have come to believe that the community has considerable potential for growth. It is my hope that together we can work to build the fellowship, for the benefit of the Ordinariate as well as the wider Catholic community in Rochester. I hope to be able to report further developments soon, but in the meanwhile, please pray for the leadership of both the Ordinariate and the Diocese of Rochester, as well as for me as I make my transition back to ministry in the United States.
Wishing you a blessed celebration of Our Lord's Nativity,Fr. Jason Catania
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