• The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

      On January 1, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for those groups of Anglicans in the United States who seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. 

      This is the second Ordinariate created in light of the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the first having been created for England and Wales on Jan. 15, 2011. 

      Pope Benedict's gracious response represents an important and exciting new step along the difficult path toward Christian unity.

    • Ordinary's Easter Letter, 2014
      Easter Letter 2014
       
      Dear People and Friends of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter,
       
      Please allow me to convey to you and your families my blessing and good wishes in this holy season when we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, the first-born, who has primacy over everything (Col. 1:18).  Easter is a feast of truly universal proportions.  For “God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:9-11).  
       
    • New Chancery Construction Progress




       

       
    • Ordinary's Lent Letter, 2014
      A Lenten message from Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson

      Read here.
    • Pope Francis Greets Ordinariate Pilgrimage Group
      At the General Audience on February 26, 2014, the Holy Father greeted the pilgrimage group from the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.  The group was privileged to have front row seats for the audience after which the Pope came down and greeted members of the Ordinariate.

      The Holy Father and Msgr. Steenson
    • Archbishop Di Noia's Homily on Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

      Feast of the Chair of St. Peter 2014

      S. Maria in Traspontina / Pilgrimage of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

      Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

    • Diaconal Ordination of Jonathan Duncan
      Ordination to the Diaconate of Jonathan Duncan at St. Pius X Catholic Church in San Antonio on February 14. Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. of San Antonio is the ordaining bishop.  Pictured with Deacon Duncan and Archbishop Garcia-Siller are (left) Fr. Chuck Hough III, the Ordinariate's Vicar for Clergy, and Fr. Mark Canaday of St. Gilbert's in Boerne, Texas.

      Deacon Duncan will serve at St. John Vianney in Cleburne, Texas.  He will be ordained to the priesthood in due course.

    • Ordination of Fr. William Cantrell

      December 8, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. More photos available under "News."

    • Ordinariate Chancery Groundbreaking


      Monsignor Steenson Breaks Ground for New Chancery, November 10, 2013.  See more pictures in the Album under "News."
    • Clergy Retreat 2013
      Our clergy have been on retreat this week. Go check out the pictures in our photo album in "News"!
    • Quo Vadis: Notes from the Ordinary
      Have you seen Msgr. Steenson's new Blog Quo Vadis: Notes from the Ordinary? You can reach it by clicking on the box above entitled Notes from the Ordinary, or you can reach it directly at http://chairofpeter.org. Go check it out!
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