The solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, marks the first anniversary of the U.S. Ordinariate. While the Fellowship of St. Alban formally began in November with the reception and confirmation of its founding members, we will not be properly underway until the ordination to the priesthood of John Cornelius later on this month, January 26, the feast of Ss. Timothy and Titus, at 5pm. Like the diaconal ordination, this will take place in Wellsville, NY. His first mass according to the Anglican Use will be the following day, Sunday, January 27, at the usual place and time. We have just heard the good news that our Ordinary, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, God willing, plans to be at the mass in Rochester on the 27th. He will be preaching at the good Carl Reid's ordination on the 26th, and will drive across the border to be with us the next day. We encourage all of our friends and supporters to come and celebrate this great step forward for our Fellowship. If you can make it to the ordination, great; if not, please come and be with us and Msgr. Steenson for the once and future Fr. Cornelius's first Anglican Use mass.
For the New Year, here is Veni Creator Spiritus. To honor the noble simplicity of the Latin tradition, the hymn is sung below to Gregorian chant by the Scola Hungarica.
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