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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The Icon of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Under the Patronage of Our Lady of the Southern Cross and with her prayers

the Personal Ordinariate in Australia shall shine like the stars in heaven.

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Homilies

  • Palm Sunday

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

Welcome Message

Musings

Lenten Musings – February 2017

Now that Divine Worship:The Missal has reintroduced the naming of the three weeks before Ash Wednesday as Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima, we have an opportunity to reflect more about how we will observe the season of Lent. On the first day of Lent, the Church asks us to re

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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".

The latest "Musings" can be downloaded here.

Musings

News

Australia Wide

Australia Wide | July 2016

The ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Joseph Paul Yamaoka was a joyous occasion that took place in the chapel of the Apostolic Nuncio to Japan on the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (June 24th).

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Australia Wide | June 2016

Having just celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we are now in the long season of Trinity when the Church asks us to study one of the first three Gospels and understand what emphasis the author places on aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry. This year the Gospel is that of St

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