Welcome to The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Welcome to the website of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, erected by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The Ordinariate currently includes eleven worship communities across Australia.

Australia Wide

The Personal Ordinariates provide a vehicle by which those of Anglican heritage can be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, as Catholics.

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Homilies

A resource of transcribed homilies relevant to today's world situations, events and questions,looked at in the light of the Gospel. Also available in audio.

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There are a number of ways you can ensure the Ordinariate of the Southern Cross can continue to grow and flourish in the Catholic Church in Australia.

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Congregations

Eleven parishes constitute the Ordinariate and are located in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

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Homilies

  • Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday

    By the Most Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle

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  • Christmas Homily

    Christmas Day

    By the Most Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle

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  • Christian Marriage

    Second Sunday After Epiphany

    By the Most Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle

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The Book of Common Prayer

An important part of the spirituality of the Ordinariate is its use of the English vernacular in the liturgy of the Church. The best example of these reforms are contained in the Book of Common Prayer and it is the English of Archbishop Cramner that informed the development of the Ordinariate's liturgies. Recently, Father Ramsay Williams delivered an address to the Prayer Book Society on this subject. Monsignor Entwistle encourages all the faithful to read it and it can be downloaded here.

Address

Resources

ANGLICANORUM Communion

BENEDICT XVI APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS PROVIDING FOR PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING INTO FULL COMMUNION WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH   In recen

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On the subject of Reading Matter

After you have read the Prayer Book Society address by Father Williams, the Faithful

are also encouraged to read the Ordinary's latest of "Musings".

Number 18 can be downloaded here.

Musings

Latest News

ANGLICANORUM Communion
Anglicanorum Coetibus

BENEDICT XVI APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS PROVIDING FOR PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING INT

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Ash Wednesday

By the Most Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle Ordinary   Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross   Wednesday 10 February

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  • ANGLICANORUM Communion

    BENEDICT XVI

    APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS

    PROVIDING FOR PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING INTO FU

  • Ash Wednesday

    By the Most Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle

    Ordinary

  • Kenneth Hagan Ordination

    Ordination of Deacon Kenneth Hagan to Priesthood Broken Bay – 28th Nov 2015