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.

About

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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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: Please click on text below images to view

  • Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity (Year A)

      By the Rev Msgr Harry Entwistle Ordinary Sunday

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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

Welcome Message

Musings of The Ordinary

Musings | January 2016

Sometimes a word of wisdom comes from an unexpected source, and when it happens, it is worth reflecting on.

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Musings | December 2015

In the Western world we live with several calendars. There is the ‘normal’ January-­‐December calendar, but we have Fiscal calendars, school-­‐term calendars, sporting calendars, Christian liturgical calendars and calendars of other world religions.

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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

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