I have a deep affection for St. Agatha’s Parish in Portsmouth, because it was there in 2007 that the College of Bishops of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) signed a letter to Pope Benedict XVI, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the altar.
Then Archbishop John Hepworth, the primate of the TAC, then Bishop Robert Mercer and Bishop Peter Wilkinson (the latter both now Monsignors in the Catholic Church) brought the letter and the signed Catechisms to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Two years later, Pope Benedict XVI published his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus in response to that and other requests by “groups of Anglicans” seeking communion with the Bishop of Rome.
Thus, I was delighted to hear from a commentator about this upcoming event at St. Agatha’s Parish on Saturday. I wish I could be there! Check out St. Agatha’s lovely website.
HIGH MASS & PROCESSION
-The Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham-
Saturday 30th September
Homilist – Fr John Saward
Mass Setting- Byrd 4 part Mass