The announcement of Fr. Carl Reid's upcoming move to Vancouver Island to assist in the Ordinariate there is a great boost to our western brothers and sisters in the Catholic Personal Ordinariate in Canada. While the people of Ottawa will miss his firm and steady leadership both in the parish and in the wider community, at the same time they are thankful that Fr. Carl has worked so well with his colleagues Fathers Hayman and Cooper to insure a seamless transition.
A faithful pastor to the Ottawa Ordinariate community, Fr. Carl has seen the Parish of the Annunciation through many tests which have brought them safely into full communion with the Holy See over the past few of years....
I had the chance to meet and spend time with Fr. Reid when he came to Newark, NJ for the Anglican Use Conference, and found him a solid and godly clergyman, and via Deborah Gyapong's blogging have been able to follow his pastoral care of the Ordinariate community in Ottawa over the years. I wish him and his family well, although I know that in Ottawa there will be many tears at his departure. SEC.
Read the full story of the former Anglican Catholic Church of Canada bishop's move to the West Coast at Peregrinations.