Welcome to the East Kent Ordinariate Group website. We are now worshipping with the people of the Parish of St. John the Eavangelist, Mongeham, in Deal (CT14 9LD). This website aims to be a source of news and information about our Group and also for people in East Kent, who are exploring, or planning to enter, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Check back regularly for updates and events.


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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Reception Mass on Tuesday in Holy Week

On Tuesday in Holy Week, the 19th of April 2011, members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group were received into the fullness of communion in the Catholic Church, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist Mongeham in Deal on the East Kent coast.

A beautifully celebrated Mass of Reception began with the hymn Praise to the holiest in the height by Blessed John Henry Newman.   The first Reading, from the prophet Ezekiel, spoke of the Lord God gathering us together and bringing us home to our own land.   A Reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians spoke of charity, gentle ness and patience in preserving the unity of the Spirit.   In the Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the candidates were reminded of Our Lord’s call to ‘take up your cross and follow me’   The celebrant, Fr. Ivan Dawson CSsR, based his homily on the 1916 Robert Frost poem ‘The Road Not Taken’, re-interpreting the piece to urge us not to be tempted by the way of worldly pleasures and cares but the Way of Christ that leads to Truth.
Generously supported by many folk from St. John’s, the Ordinariate candidates recited the Nicene Creed and then each added their profession of faith, ‘I believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God’.   The Sacrament of Confirmation was administer, with each candidate being carefully quizzed about their choice of confirmation name.
In the Liturgy of the Sacrament, the newly-confirmed rejoiced to break the Eucharistic fast that had been observed since just before the beginning of Lent and to receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ as members of the Catholic Church.    The wonderful 14th century Marian pilgrim hymn Maria Matren Virginem was sung as a Communion Motet and the Mass concluded with the Passiontide hymn My song is love unknown.
At the Apr├Ęs Mass celebration, Fr. Dawson was presented with a token of the Anglican patrimony in the distinctive square Our Lady blue bottle.   Members of parish and Ordinariate celebrated together our small part in this historic development in the long life of the Catholic Church.   Finally, a rousing toast was offered to Pope Benedict XVI, on the anniversary of the Holy Father’s election as Successor to Peter.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 9

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 9 of the Novena of Prayer

O cross, our one reliance, hail!
This holy Passiontide avail
To give fresh merit to the saint
And pardon to the penitent.

We pray for God’s blessing on the Mass of Reception tomorrow,
for those who will celebrate with us, for each other and for ourselves.

Help us, O God of our salvation:
And grant that we may come with joy to the commemoration of those benefits
whereby thou hast vouchsafed to redeem us;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 8

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 8 of the Novena of Prayer

The royal banners forward go,
The cross shines forth in mystic glow;
Where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

We pray for grace to follow Christ our Saviour, singing
Hosanna to the Son of David :
Blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord :
Hosanna in the Highest!

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 7

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 7 of the Novena of Prayer

To thee, eternal Three in One,
Let homage meet by all be done:
Whom by the cross thou dost restore,
Preserve and govern evermore.     Amen.

We thank God for  our Day Retreat at Minster Abbey, for time together
and for Fr. Dawson’s spiritual guidance.
We pray for the Holy Father on his birthday.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 6

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 6 of the Novena of Prayer

O cross, our one reliance, hail!
This holy Passiontide avail
To give fresh merit to the saint
And pardon to the penitent.

We pray for God’s blessing on our Day Retreat at Minster Abbey, for the Community there
for the grace to make a good Confession.

Grant, we beseech thee. Almighty God:
That we who seek the grace of thy protection,
may be delivered from all evils and serve thee with a quiet mind;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 5

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 5 of the Novena of Prayer

On whose dear arms, so widely flung,
The weight of this world’s ransom hung,
the price of humankind to pay,
and spoil the spoiler of his prey.

We pray for each other, for grace to take up our cross once again and follow Christ,
the Way the Truth and the Life.

Be favourable to thy people, O Lord, we beseech thee:
And grant that they, eschewing those things which displease thee,
may be the more abundantly filled with the delights of thy commandments;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 4

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 4 of the Novena of Prayer

O tree of beauty, tree of light!
O tree with royal purple dight!
Elect on whose triumphal breast
Those holy limbs should find their rest.

We pray for God’s blessing upon Fr. Ivan Dawson and the people of St. John’s Mongeham and for all priests and parishes welcoming Ordinariate Groups.

Assist us mercifully, Almighty God, in these our supplications:
And grant that we, to whom thou hast given a full assurance of hope in thy good ness,
may receive the fruit of thy wonted loving-kindness;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 3

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 3 of the Novena of Prayer

Fulfilled is all that David told
In true prophetic song of old,
Amidst the nations, God, saith he,
Hath reigned and triumphed from the tree.

We pray for God’s blessing upon our Ordinariate Group, the Sevenoaks, Folkestone, Beckenham, Southwark and Tunbridge Groups in the Archdiocese of Southwark and all the Groups around our country.

We beseech thee, O Lord, give us perseverance in humble service according to thy will:
That in our day the people that serveth thee may increase both in number and in merit;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 2

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 2 of the Novena of Prayer

Where deep for us the spear was dyed,
Life's torrent rushing from his side,
to wash us in that precious flood,
Where mingled water flowed, and blood.

We pray for God’s blessing upon the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and especially for the Ordinary,  Mgr Keith Newton.

Grant unto thy people, we beseech thee, O Lord,
health of mind and body:
That cleaving to good works,
they may ever deserve to be defended by thy mighty protection;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 1

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 1 of the Novena of Prayer

The royal banners forward go,
The cross shines forth in mystic glow;
Where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

We pray for the Holy Father, Pope Benedict, giving thanks to God for the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus

We beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people:
That by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.