Welcome!

Welcome to the Anglican Ordinariate Society at Immaculate Conception Church in Springfield Missouri. We are a Roman Catholic community of the Anglican tradition in full communion with the Pope and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please see the tabs above for more information. Currently, we celebrate Evening Prayer according to the Book of Divine Worship at 7:30 PM on the first Saturday of every month in the Immaculate Conception prayer chapel. Contact Shane for details. Check the news page for frequent updates.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Special Thanks!

Special thanks to everyone who came to Divine Worship tonight at Immaculate Conception Church Springfield, MO. We had a good showing of about two dozen. We had at least one former Episcopalian/Anglican who is now joining the Catholic Church. We had several Catholics. It was a beautiful liturgy. Special thanks to Fr. Bolin and his wife for making the trip from Fort Leonard Wood to celebrate mass. Special thanks to Mr. Kevin Combs for all the assistance and readings. Thank you all for being part of this HISTORIC event.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An Invitation To Divine Worship

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, Norfolk, England.
Photo by Thorvaldsson, Wikimedia Commons
You are cordially invited to experience the sacred liturgy according to Divine Worship (the Anglican Use of the Roman Rite) at Immaculate Conception Church in Springfield on Saturday, October 4th, at 7:30pm. Confessions will he heard at 7pm prior to mass. The sacred liturgy according to Divine Worship is a Vatican approved English version of a liturgy modelled after (and similar to) the Extaordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass). It may include prayers at the foot of the altar, ad orientem (priest facing the Lord), reading of the last gospel, communion on the tongue while kneeling, all in Tudor English. This particular celebration will be modelled after the low mass according to the Extraordinary Form, and will include all of the customary solemnity and reverence. (Modest dress and head coverings are welcome.) The mass will be celebrated by Father Kenneth Bolin, priest for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, who is currently assigned as a Catholic chaplain at Fort Leonard Wood. He comes at the invitation of His Excellency, Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. to celebrate mass quarterly (4 times a year) for the time being.

This will be a special occasion that is sure to bring greater appreciation for tradition to Catholics in the Springfield area. Catholics, Anglicans and other Christians are invited to attend. This mass will meet the Sunday obligation for all Roman Catholics in attendance. We encourage you to join us, and please pass this information on to everyone in the Springfield area.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BIG ANNOUCEMENT

It is confirmed. There will be a mass, according to the Anglican Use of the Roman Rite (Divine Worship), at Immaculate Conception Church, in Springfield Missouri, on Saturday, October 4, at 7:30pm. This event has been five years in the making! The mass will be held in the prayer chapel, and Fr. Kenneth Bolin (ordinariate priest from Fort Leonard Wood) will be the celebrant. Shane Schaetzel will assist Fr. Bolin as an altar server. Confessions will be heard at 7pm prior to the mass. This mass will meet the Sunday obligation for all in attendance. These events will be scheduled 4 times a year for the time being. Please spread the word, and try to help us make a good showing.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Notice to Anglicans (Episcopalains) in the Springfield Area

If you are seeking entry into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, provision has already been made for you at Immaculate Conception parish.  Sacraments are already available to those Anglicans who join the Catholic Church through the normal RCIA process, and membership in the Personal Ordinariate for Anglicans can be easily arranged with a simple paper application. Ordinariate members retain access to the sacraments at any Roman Catholic parish. So if you're waiting on us to provide a mass, there are already dozens available at multiple times throughout the week at various locations throughout Springfield.  If you're waiting on us to provide other sacraments (baptisms, confirmations, confessions, etc.) these too can be easily arranged.  Please contact Shane Schaetzel for further information. Email: shane@catholicintheozarks.com or by phone (417) 827 - 7710.

June 7 Evensong

Our meeting for May 3rd is cancelled due to first communion celebrations at Immaculate Conception parish. Our next evensong prayer will resume on Saturday June 7 at 7:30pm.

We will meet in the prayer chapel as usual which is behind the main altar. Service books are provided. Catholic inquiry books are available.