The Personal Ordinariate
of the Chair of St. Peter

 

Three Personal Ordinariates have been established since
the announcement of
Anglicanorum coetibus by the Holy See:

THE PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF
OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

IN THE UK

THE PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF
THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER

IN THE US & CANADA

THE PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF
OUR LADY OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS
IN AUSTRALIA

In November, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI most generously gave us the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, his response to Episcopalians and Anglicans  seeking corporate reunion with the Holy See, while allowing them to bring  with them their Anglican patrimony thus providing a permanent place for our Anglican Use liturgy and traditions.

On January 1, 2012, on the Solemnity Mary Mother of God, the structure defined by Anglicanorum Coetibus became a reality in the United States. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter was erected with The Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey Neil Steenson as our ordinary, and our church as the principal church of the ordinariate. The formation program for the first class of seminarians and future priests of the ordinariate is underway at St. Mary's Seminary in Houston via long distance technology.

Membership to the Ordinariate
must be made in writing.
For a template letter click here.

Ordinariate Parishes & Communities


For more information about the US Ordinariate
www.usordinariate.org
email: office@usordinariate.org
telephone: 713-609-9292

Mailing Address:
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
St. Mary’s Seminary
9845 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas  77024-3498

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson’s homily
from the Mass of Institution on February 12
at the Co Cathedral in Houston, Texas.

Photos

Statement from Fr. Jeffrey Steenson
Link to First Press Conference
Monsignor Steenson’s Presentation to the USCCB

Please join us in praying for the ordinariate,
and for our ordinary, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson.

O JESUS, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer to you my continual obedience, pleading that all Anglicans seeking union with the Apostolic See of Peter may have the fruition of their hope. By the power of your Divine Spirit so guide the Holy Father in Rome that this union will be accomplished and that what is good and true in our heritage may be preserved to the benefit of the Universal Church. Grant that Anglican bishops and priests longing for this union may be granted continued exercise of the priestly ministry under the authority of the Roman See and that Christians everywhere may once again know the Chair of Peter as that rock upon which your Church on earth is founded, against which hell cannot prevail. Amen.

                    --composed by Fr. James Moore in 1978



Other Walsingham Prayers & Devotions



Quote from Fr Aidan Nichol's homily for Fr Andrew Burnham's
first Mass as a Catholic priest at the Oxford Oratory:


          "It will entail a very great deal of hard work. It is nothing less than the reconfiguring of Anglicanism by union with the Petrine centre and its criteria of orthodoxy....."

".........But there is more than that. There is bringing this new ecclesia particularis, this new ‘particular church’, into the movement for renovating the whole Church which we associate with the mind and heart of Pope Benedict, a movement which respects the Second Vatican Council but places it, by a hermeneutic of continuity, in the great Tradition as a whole. It is a movement towards the fullness of Catholicity, in which the fathers of the Oxford Movement can take effortlessly their place."


Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson