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Ordinariate Mass for the Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman

  • Holy Rosary Church 375 Northeast Clackamas Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

On October 9th, 1845, Blessed John Henry Newman was received into the Roman Catholic Church, an act which rocked the anti-Catholic society of his day but paved the way for the conversion of many souls to Christ's Church. Today, Newman is on the verge of canonization and the Church is seeing many from the Anglican tradition return to the fullness of the Catholic faith.

Come celebrate the feast of this holy man of God with Mass according to the Ordinariate Use of the Roman Rite, using the Divine Worship Missal. Experience the reverence and beauty of our English language liturgy, which Pope Benedict XVI called "a treasure to be shared" with the whole Church!

Reception in Siena Hall to follow.



What is the Ordinariate?

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is a Roman Catholic governing structure, similar to a diocese, established in 2012 for Anglicans and whole Anglican communities wishing to become Catholic. The bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is the Most Rev. Stephen Lopes. Members of the Ordinariate are Roman Catholics who maintain many spiritual traditions from their Anglican heritage.

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What is an Ordinariate liturgy like?

Mass using Divine Worship: The Missal is a "use" of the Roman Rite. It features distinctive Anglican spiritual traditions, such as Prayer Book English, while fully conforming to the sacramental, liturgical, and doctrinal standards of the Roman Catholic Church. Some Roman Catholics who are unfamiliar with Anglican liturgical traditions say that the Divine Worship Mass reminds them in some ways of the reverence inherent in the Extraordinary Form. But the Divine Worship Mass is thoroughly its own, English liturgical tradition within the Roman Rite. Every English-speaking Catholic should experience it!

What is the PDX Anglican Patrimony Group?

We're an unofficial, loosely affiliated group of lay people that gathers monthly to pray Ordinariate Form Evening Prayer at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Some of us are official members of the Ordinariate, some of us are not official members of the Ordinariate, but all of us love the Ordinariate.

Earlier Event: October 6
Rosary Sunday KofC Breakfast
Later Event: October 9
The Literarians