The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Sung Mass every Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

St. Mary Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church

56 Duke Street West, Kitchener,

Confessions at 4:40.


December 5, 2014: Good news, and welcome to our new priest - Father Jason Catania.

Father Catania (a North American Ordinariate priest) arrived on December the 5th! He will be residing in the Rectory of St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, 56 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3W7

His first Mass with us was at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary's - Advent II, at 5:00 p.m. Our plan, initially, is to have a 5:00 p.m. Sung Mass every Sunday at St. Mary's.

Thanks to Father George Nowak CR, the Pastor of St. Mary's for offering accommodation for Father Catania and the use of his church. Thanks also to His Excellency, Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton, and to the Chancellor, Monsignor Murray Kroetsch for their assistance in getting us to this stage.

And, of course, a special thanks to Father Bill Foote, Pastor of St. Patrick's in Cambridge, who has served as our Chaplain for almost 3 years, and has said an Ordinariate Use Mass for us every Sunday commencing January 1, 2012, the date our tiny community was received into the Catholic Church.

Father Catania may be reached at St. Mary's Rectory, 519-576-3860, or


Mark your calendars - September 21, 2014 – Sung 'Ordinariate Use' Mass – Trinity XIV – at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, 56 Duke Street West, Kitchener, at 5:00 p.m.

The Celebrant and Preacher will be our Ordinary – The Right Reverend Jeffrey N. Steenson.

All are welcome. A Wine and Cheese reception will follow the Mass.

Thanks to Father George Nowak, CR, Pastor, and his parishioners for inviting us.


The Votive Mass of Our Lady, on May 29 at St. Mary's, Kitchener

Is now available for viewing at: Password: freeman

You will recall that the Mass was celebrated by Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter on the occasion of his visit to, among other things, receive our small community into the Ordinariate.

Again, thanks to Father George Nowak, CR and his parishioners, for his/their hospitality.

Your comments are appreciated.


An update on the May 29th visit of Monsignor Steenson

Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, the Ordinary of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, arrived at the Waterloo International (!) Airport at 10:45 p.m. on May 28.

At 10:00 a.m. on May 29 he met with His Excellency, The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, DD, the Bishop of Hamilton, in the Chancery offices in Hamilton. Also present at this meeting were the Chancellor, The Very Reverend Monsignor Murray Kroetsch, PH, VG, the Dean of the Waterloo Region, The Very Reverend William Foote, and yours truly. The meeting lasted about an hour. The Bishop was very gracious in welcoming Monsignor Steenson into the Diocese, and offering his continued support of our small community and the Ordinariate. Here is a link to the Diocese of Hamilton website:

We returned to Waterloo and had lunch with our 'original 11'. We invited Father George Nowak, CR, the Pastor of St. Mary's, and the host for the evening Mass, to join us. Monsignor Steenson had an opportunity to meet and chat with each of us, at lunch.

Thank you Father Nowak for your assistance and encouragement.

The 7:00 p.m. Mass went very well. Monsignor Steenson celebrated and preached. The Mass setting was Merbecke. The music was superb! The St. Mary's Choir sang two motets - Ave Maria (Arcadelt), and Ave Verum, Corpus (Elgar). We were fortunate to have three cantors who canted the minor propers and sang Salve Regina. Thanks to Bob Tasse, the musical director, and to Andrew Malton who 'organized' the cantors. (Two of the cantors were from St. Louis' Catholic Church in Waterloo.)

During the homily we were received into the Ordinariate!

There were approximately 80 souls at the Mass.

The Reception after the Mass was grand. One of the ladies from St. Mary's organized it - thank you Irene (Marks).

The Mass was professionally videotaped, and many pictures were taken. We hope to include them on the website, shortly. If you would like a copy of the DVD, please let us know.

Monsignor Steenson was dropped off at his hotel just before midnight. His flight back to Houston left at 6:30 a.m. on May 30 from the Waterloo Airport!

Thank you Monsignor for taking the time to visit with us.

Gary Freeman


Please mark your calendar and join us on May 29!

Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson, Ordinary, The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will be visiting us on May 29.

Pope Benedict appointed Msgr. Steenson, in accordance with his Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, which essentially invites Anglicans into the Catholic Church and to bring with them their Anglican patrimony.  (The Ordinariate covers Canada and the USA - Monsignor Steenson is based in Houston, Texas!)

There will be a Sung Mass at 7:00 p.m., celebrated by Monsignor Steenson, at St. Mary's Church, Duke Street in Kitchener on Wednesday, May 29, with a Wine and Cheese Reception following.

Who:         Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson

When:       Wednesday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m.

Where:     St. Mary's Church, 56 Duke Street West, Kitchener

What:        A sung 'Anglican Use' Mass, with the St. Mary's Choir and cantors, followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception in the Parish Hall

Why:          We are an Ordinariate-bound Catholic community who will be formally received into the Ordinariate during his visit


Commencing February 3, 2013

Mass is celebrated at Our Lady altar in St. Patrick's Church, 53 Wellington St., Cambridge, Ontario at 8:00 a.m.


Sunday October 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Father George Nowak, CR, Pastor of St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, in Kitchener had kindly invited us to celebrate our Anglican Use Mass in his church at 56 Duke Street.

Father William Foote, our Chaplain, (and Pastor of St. Patrick's in Cambridge) was the celebrant.

Mr. Robert Tasse, the Music Director at St. Mary's was the organist.  The Cantor was Mr. Andrew Malton, a parishioner of St. Louis' Waterloo.

We were extremely pleased with the turnout - between 80 and 100 souls!

A Reception in the Parish Hall followed the Mass, the time to socialize and for Questions and Answers about our Community and the Anglican Use Mass.