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The Personal Ordinariate of OLSC, Gippsland


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I am a Catholic priest in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, a new non-geographical diocese of the Catholic Church here in Australia. We are established by Pope Benedict XVI, in 2012, under Anglicanorum Coetibus (AC), a way for former Anglican ministers and their congregations to come into communion with the Catholic Church. We are not Anglicans, we are not liberal, and we are not in any way supportive of any teachings on faith and morals that is not supported by the Magisterium.

We are fiercely faithful to the Magisterium (see article AC §5 The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the authoritative expression of the Catholic faith professed by members of the Ordinariate) as codified in the Catechism. While we do not celebrate mass in Latin we do have our own Missal, we worship Ad Orientum, church language is classical English, we sing the mass, and take communion in both kinds kneeling.

I know of some homeschoolers in the Gippsland area in Bruthen and Orbost. Are there others?

It is possible to offer a small programme of confession, spiritual direction, catechesis (using the Baltimore Catechism), and support for sacramental preparation, if needed. How can I help?

At present I run a small parish at Heyfield on a Sunday morning, and mass on a Wednesday at Cowwarr.

If you want to know more, our blog is https://gippslandordinariate.wordpress.com/

Fr Ken Clark Episcopal Vicar The Personal Ordinariate of OLSC Ken.clark@gmail.com