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Sunday, 21 October 2012
Anglican Use Catholic Mass today at Kitchener
St.Mary's Catholic Church in Kitchener, Ontario will host on a monthly basis the Holy Mass According to the Anglican Catholic Use beginning today at 5:00PM. The Sodality of St. Edmund, King and Martyr is a Catholic Community for the Anglican Use in the Diocese of Hamilton.
St. Mary's is located at 56 Duke Street in Kitchener and is under the guidance of the Religious of the Congregation of the Resurrection. The bulletin last week had this to say: "In keeping with the Church’s desire for Christian Unity expressed at Vatican II, all Catholics are invited to participate in an Anglican Use Mass. This is a Catholic Mass and fulfills your Sunday obligation. St. Mary’s will host the AU Mass monthly at 5pm. Please consider attending and supporting Christians of Anglican patrimony who are in full communion with Rome. Let us celebrate together this significant step toward Christian Unity."
The liturgy can be found here.
Father George Nowak, CR, Pastor of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, in Kitchener has kindly invited the Sodality to celebrate the Anglican Use Mass. Father Nowak has been very supportive having invited the Sodality to Vespers and Benediction, about 18 months ago, with a Reception following, to discuss Anglicanorum coetibus with Catholics from various Parishes in the area.
Father William Foote, the Chaplain, (and Pastor of St. Patrick's in Cambridge) will be the celebrant.
Mr. Robert Tasse, the Music Director at St. Mary's will be the organist. The Cantor will be Mr. Andrew Malton, a parishioner of St. Louis' Waterloo.
May God bless Father Nowak, CR and the good people at St. Mary's Kitchener and the Sodality of St. Edmund, King and Martyr.