Anglicanism within the Catholic Church

The following excerpt is from the U.S. Personal Ordinariate website:

On January 1, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for those groups of Anglicans in the United States who seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

This is the second Ordinariate created in light of the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the first having been created for England and Wales on January 15, 2011.

The Pope’s gracious response represents an important and exciting new step along the difficult path toward Christian unity.

For more information:

  • U.S. Ordinariate Website: About the Ordinariate gives a brief explanation of what the Ordinariate is, how it came into being, and its essential purpose as a generous instrument impelling towards Catholic unity.
  • Anglicanorum Coetibus (November 2009) is the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Benedict XVI that establishes "Personal Ordinariates" for those of the Anglican heritage entering full communion with the Catholic Church while maintaining distinctive elements of their theological, spiritual, and liturgical patrimony.
  • Decree of Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (January 2012) is the official decree establishing the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (with canonical jurisdiction coterminous with all of the United States and Canada), one of three Personal Ordinariates erected for communities and individuals within the Anglican Communion, to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.
  • Complementary Norms Amendment (May 2013) is the law passed by Pope Francis generously expanding the definition of membership in the Ordinariates even to some baptized Catholics, as explained by the Ordinary at that time, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson.

This Week's Calendar

  • Sunday - Feb 18
    First Sunday in Lent
    8:00 am: Spoken Mass
    9:15 am: Confessions
    10:00 am: Sung Mass
    4:00 pm: Evensong
  • Monday - Feb 19
    Monday in the First Week of Lent
    No public Mass
  • Tuesday - Feb 20
    Tuesday in the First Week of Lent
    3 - 5:30 pm: Confessions and Spiritual Direction
    5:30 pm: Spoken Mass
  • Wednesday - Feb 21
    Ember Wednesday in Lent
    St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 5:30 pm: Spoken Mass
    7:00 pm: Blessed is She
  • Thursday - Feb 22
    The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
    Solemnity 3 - 5:30 pm: Confessions and Spiritual Direction
    5:30 pm: Spoken Mass
  • Friday - Feb 23
    Ember Friday in Lent
    Obligatory Abstinence from Meat St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr No public Mass
    Soup and Stations at 6:00 PM.
  • Saturday - Feb 24
    Ember Saturday in Lent
    No public Mass
  • Sunday - Feb 25
    Second Sunday in Lent
    8:00 am: Spoken Mass
    9:15 am: Confessions
    10:00 am: Sung Mass
    4:00 pm: Evensong

Location & Contact

Mount Calvary Catholic Church
816 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4624

Phone: (410) 728-6140

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About Mount Calvary

Mount Calvary is a Roman Catholic parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The fruit of Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the Ordinariate is a nation-wide diocese for Catholics from an Anglican/Episcopalian background who seek to preserve their Anglican heritage...


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Mount Calvary Church
816 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4624

Phone: (410) 728-6140


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