"In June, Lucas Pollice, the Director of Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of
Fort Worth, met with the group [of interested individuals] and with the help of
Bert and Rosary Guidrey [of St.Michael's parish RCIA Team in Bedford, Texas]
developed a plan for a series of catechetical and faith sharing sessions to meet
twice a month through April of 2011. The group agreed to this plan and beginning in
July met twice a month on from 9 AM to 1 PM. Below are the dates and the topics
that were presented.
14 Aug: Bible Old and New Testaments
28 Aug: Divine Revelation
11 Sept: Faith and Prayer
25 Sept: Creation and the Fall of Man
9 Oct: Who is Jesus?
23 Oct: Trinity
13 Nov: The Church
11 Dec: Mary and the Communion of Saints
8 Jan: Redemption and Salvation
22 Jan: Sacraments of Initiation
12 Feb: Mass
26 Feb: Morality
12 Mar: Sacraments of Service
26 Mar: Sacraments of Healing
9 April: Life Issues
There continues to be a growing interest in the greater Fort Worth area among those of Anglican heritage to join Ordinariate and the catechetical formation process outlined above has proven to be very effective in the continuing formation of those pursuing entrance into the Ordinariate. The full text of Cardinal Wuerl's remarks on the implementation of Anglicanorum Coetibus in the United States can be found at: http://bit.ly/lpRnmB. In these early days of Ordinary Time, right after Pentecost, and with the great feasts of the Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart coming soon, let us pray for the Holy Spirit's continued guidance on this important time in the life of the Church: a time that is certainly the continuation of what was begun by Cardinal John Henry Newman, the Oxford Movement, and continued through the Second Vatican Council and afterward into the current day, all of course leading back to the Lord's words in St. John's Gospel that "all may be one." Reflecting on Newman and the report today on the development of the Anglican Ordinariate, one cannot but reflect on the journey of Faith that is found in Newman's hymn, "Lead Kindly Light", and that certainly mirrors the above journey of Faith for so many over the years, looking always toward the light of Christ:
"Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home--
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene--one step enough for me."
Blessed John Henry Newman