Click below to view remarks by Bishop Steven J. Lopes at his Mass of Ordination as the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Feb. 2, 2016 — the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) — at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas.
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is equivalent to a diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition. The Ordinariate was created by the Vatican on Jan. 1, 2012.
Members of the Ordinariate are fully Roman Catholic, while retaining elements of Anglican heritage in their celebration of liturgy and in the hospitality and ministries of their Catholic communities.
Based in Houston, Texas, the Ordinariate has more than 40 Roman Catholic parishes and communities across the United States and Canada.
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