|FEFRUARY 2012 GATHERED FOR ORDINARIATE FESTIVAL IN PERTH|
(L to R ) TAC Abp HEPWORTH, CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP HICKEY CATHOLIC BISHOP PETER ELLIOTT AUX. MELBOURNE, ANGLICAN BISHOP ENTWHISTLE and CATHOLIC BISHOP SPROXTON AUX.PERTH
THE AUSTRALIAN to-day reports that on Friday 15th June - the Feast of the Sacred Heart, and the day the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross under the Patronage of Saint Augustine of Canterbury is formally erected by the decree of the Holy Father, in St. Mary's Cathedral Perth,WA, the Archbishop of Perth will ordain as a Catholic Priest the present Anglican ( TAC) Bishop Harry Entwhistle ,72. Father Entwhistle is expected to be followed into the Catholic Church by most of his present TAC flock of 70 people at Saint Ninian and Saint Chad's Church in Perth , through the Ordinariate.This will be the first of the Anglican Parishes to do so.
This is a promising beginning for the Ordinariate and no doubt many more such moves will follow. "Other bishops, priests and parishes are expected to follow, including the Church of the Torres Strait and four Priests and a bishop from the TAC group in Japan"the paper reported.
We pray for the growing strength of the Ordinariate, and we look forward with interest to the appointment by the Holy Father of its new Ordinary expected to be announced on Friday.