Nemours Chapel photo by Jonathan Hillyer Photography
Art Piece Photo by Deanne Sabeck
A new Catholic community is now going to be worshipping at Nemours Children’s Hospital Chapel. The new group is a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter: a special type of diocese, completely Catholic in every way, for Roman Catholics who were previously Anglican. Any Roman Catholic may participate in Mass at an Ordinariate parish or community.
In 2012, Pope Benedict established the Ordinariate for former Anglicans who had become (or wished to become) Roman Catholic, yet felt a strong bond to the liturgical and spiritual traditions which nourished them (and which are in concert with the Catholic faith).
Ordinariate parishes celebrate Mass according to Divine Worship: The Missal, a book of liturgical texts for the Ordinariate approved and promulgated by the Vatican in Nov. 2015. The Ordinariate Form of the Mass is fully Catholic – conforming to Catholic liturgical standards – while featuring Prayer Book English and other elements of Anglican heritage.
In appointing the Most Rev. Steven J. Lopes as the first bishop for the Ordinariate in 2015, Pope Francis underscored the Ordinariate’s permanent contribution to the vitality of the Catholic Church and Her care for the unity of Christians. The Vatican chose to locate this bishop, his cathedral, and administrative offices in Houston, Texas, where the Ordinariate provides centralized support to its all its parishes and clergy in the U.S. and Canada.
St. John Fisher is a mission community of Incarnation Catholic Church, the first Ordinariate church in the Orlando area.
“The Catholic Community of St. John Fisher was established to advance the commission of our Lord Jesus Christ’s vision to go and make disciples (Mt 28:19a),” said Father Doc Holiday, Pastor of Incarnation Catholic Church and St. John Fisher. “We are working to fulfill the vision of both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to open the door to all those who desire full Communion with the Roman Catholic Church.”
Mass for the Catholic Community of St. John Fischer is held every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Nemours Hospital Chapel on Nemours Parkway.
For more information on St. John Fischer Catholic Community, contact Father Holiday at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-843-2886. For more information on the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, visit www.ordinariate.net.