News Archive for St. Barnabas Apostle and Martyr, Spencerville:

January 2014: It has been formally announced that Fr. Carl Reid, "Rector" of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of the Canadian Deanery of St. John the Baptist of the U.S. Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will be moving within the next few months to Victoria, B.C., to become the "Rector" of the Sodality of Blessed John Henry Newman.  Father Doug Hayman has been appointed to become his successor in Ottawa.


On Saturday, December 14th, 2013, the feast day of St. John of the Cross, Deacons Doug Hayman, Kipling Cooper, John Hodgins and Jim Tilley were ordained Catholic Priests for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., at Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa.  Fr. Doug and Fr. Kipling have been appointed as Parochial Vicars at the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ottawa, Ontario.


On Saturday, November 30th, 2013, the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Douglas John Hayman, along with Bryan Kipling Cooper and Matthew Chojna, was ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church by the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, at Divine Infant Parish, Orleans, Ontario.


On Sunday, APRIL 22nd, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Marysville, Archbishop Brendan O'Brien of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston, received clergy and members of the Anglican Catholic Parish of Christ the King, Tyendinaga into the Catholic Church.


OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: On Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., in the context of an "Anglican Use" Mass celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Basilica, Ottawa, by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, clergy and members of the ACCC Cathedral Parish of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (thereafter to be known as the "Anglican Use Sodality of the Annunciation of the B.V.M.", until it is incorporated into the Canadian Deanery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter), Holy Nativity, Barrhaven, and St. Barnabas Apostle and Martyr, Spencerville, were received into the full Communion of the Catholic Church.  Currently, services at St. Barnabas are suspended until further notice, and we will join the Sodality of the Annunciation for Sunday Mass.


At a special meeting of St. Barnabas Apostle and Martyr, Spencerville, on Sunday, March 11th, the Parish was transferred into the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham, Anglican Catholic Church of Canada. 


FEBRUARY 2012 Breaking News:  Monsignor Steenson has declared that there will be a Canadian Deanery of the U.S. Ordinariate.

February 12th, 2012: Monsignor Steenson officially installed as Ordinary.
U.S. ORDINARIATE of The Chair of St. Peter ESTABLISHED January 1st, 2012.  Fr. Jeffrey Steenson named as Ordinary.

The Parish of St. Edmund King and Martyr has been received into the Catholic Church as the Sodality of St. Edmund, a "Parish-in-Waiting" for entrance into the Canadian Ordinariate.


November 2011: The Diocesan/Provincial Council of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, in the interests of facilitating the movement of those who are ready into a Canadian Ordinariate, passed a motion establishing immediately a new diocesan structure for the ACCC, whereby the Province of Canada is now comprised of the Diocese of Canada and the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham.  The latter will be made up of those clergy and parishes who are preparing for immanent entrance into the Ordinariate; the latter will consist of those who intend to continue for the time being within the ACCC.  Bishop Wilkinson, while remaining Metropolitan for the Province, has moved to become Bishop of the Pro-Diocese, with Bishop Carl Reid serving as Bishop Assistant.  Bishop Craig Botterill has been designated Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Canada.  The resources of the ACCC will continue to be held jointly between the two bodies.

On Sunday, October 28th, 2007, the Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles (Trinity 21), we at St. Barnabas welcomed our Bishop Suffragan for Central Canada, the Right Reverend Carl Reid.