|Members of St. Timothy's|
Monday, January 2, 2012
St. Timothy's at St. Mary's
On January 1, 2012, the solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, and the same day as the announcement of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, the community of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church made their first step into the journey of Full Communion with the Catholic Church. The community of St. Timothy were welcomed to classic and beautiful St. Mary of the Assumption Church near downtown Fort Worth by Fr. David Bristow, Pastor, Bishop Kevin Vann, and Lucas Pollice, Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth. Fr. Christopher Stainbrook, who had been their pastor at St. Timothy's, celebrated the Anglican Liturgy for them at 2:00 PM. They were also joined by some members of the community of St. Peter the Rock, who had been received in September of 2011.
With the establishment of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter the same day, it was a day of thanksgiving for what had been, and rejoicing in the Providence of God that had brought them to this next step into their journey of Full Communion. St. The readings for that day called them, and all of us in this journey of Faith, to bless God at this moment, to give glory and praise to God by their lives, and like Mary, to reflect on these events in their hearts.
Posted by Bishop Kevin W. Vann, JCD., DD at 8:23 AM