Father David Ousley celebrated Mass on Sunday, Dec. 11 for his parishioners who, like him, are former Episcopalians who now are Catholic but retaining their own Anglican traditions and liturgy, under the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, established in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. For the past year the community of St. John’s has worshiped at their new spiritual home in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bridgeport, which had been a worship site of Sacred Heart Parish in Swedesburg after the parishes’ 2014 merger. Read more about St. John the Baptist Parish here, and watch a video on their liturgy here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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