The dedication of the Chancery of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is scheduled for Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., beginning with Choral Evensong at Our Lady of Walsingham Church. The Chancery is located behind and adjacent to Our Lady of Walsingham, located at 7730 Westview Drive in Houston.
Earlier that day, Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Walsingham in the presence of His Eminence William Cardinal Levada, who will also officiate at the formal service of dedication.
Our Lady of Walsingham is the Principal Parish of the Ordinariate, which was established on January 1, 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI as a vehicle for bringing Anglicans and Episcopalians in the United States and Canada into full communion with the Catholic Church. Our Holy Father Pope Francis has embraced and expanded the mission of the Ordinariate to take part fully in the New Evangelization of the Church.
The Ordinariate includes parishes, communities, fellowships and clergy throughout the United States and Canada, under the leadership of Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary. Companion Ordinariates were also established by the Holy See in England and in Australia.
For more information, please contact the Ordinariate office at 713 609-9292.