The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
The Catholic Church of Holy Nativity of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter is part of the Roman Catholic Church within the territory of the United States.
It was on January 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter was established. Equivalent to a diocese, the Ordinariate is composed of parishes, groups, religious communities, and individuals of the Anglican heritage gathered around their Ordinary. Our Ordinary is the Rev. Dr. Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson who serves under the direct authority of the Pope, in partnership with the Catholic Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to build up the Church through mutual mission and ministry while still retaining elements of the Anglican tradition and patrimony.
The members of the Ordinariate include those faithful of every category of life who originally having belonged to the Anglican Communion, the continuing Anglican Churches, the Episcopal church and the Anglican Catholic Churches as well as those drawn to the Catholic faith in our tradition. Those of the Anglican Use Churches which were established in the early ’80 under Pope John Paul II can also come into the fold of the Ordinariate.
These early days in the life of the Ordinariate will be full of exciting challenges and we ask for your patience and prayers. Please go to our new website: usordinariate.org or our Facebook page usordinariate for more information.