2012 Anglican Use Conference
Kansas City, MO
November 8-10, 2012
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RIP: Jerry McGreevy
I am saddened to report that George Gerald (Jerry) McGreevy, long-time treasurer of the Anglican Use Society and a founding member of St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Scranton, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Palm Beach County, Florida, where he had resided for the past 16 months. He was instrumental in the establishment of the mission of St. Thomas More to reconcile our separated brethren to Holy Mother Church, accompanying Fr. Eric Bergman on many trips to share with others the work of their community of converts to the Faith.
|Jerry (right) with my family on his visit to Boston.|
I met Jerry when he accompanied Fr. Bergman to Boston so that he could have his initial evaluation with the faculty at St. John's Seminary, which was the faculty that worked with Pastoral Provision clergy candidates at the time. Jerry stayed with us in Brockton, and it was the beginning of a warm friendship. He returned the hospitality when David Burt and I stayed with him when we attended the first annual Anglican Use Conference in Scranton in 2005. Jerry was received into the Church and confirmed later that year, along with more than 30 others, on All Saints Eve in 2005.
While he will be buried in Florida, a Requiem Mass for Jerry will be offered on Saturday, December 6 at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church in Scranton, with a pot luck lunch in the Parish Hall to follow. Please mark this date on your calendars and make every effort to assist at this Mass, offered for the repose of the soul of one of God's faithful servants.
Steve Cavanaugh, editor Anglican Embers, with material from Fr. Eric Bergman
Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord,
And let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed
Through the mercy of God rest in peace.
At the August 18, 2013 Annual Meeting, the Society published its annual fiscal report, which you can download here.
What is the Anglican Use Society?
Established at the end of 2003 by a group of interested laity and clergy, The Anglican Use Society is dedicated to:
Increase knowledge and understanding
of the personal Ordinariates erected under the terms of Anglicanorum coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution issued by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and support the Ordinaries in their mission of gathering Anglicans into communion with Holy See.
Increase knowledge and understanding
of the special Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul
II for the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite (http://www.pastoralprovision.org).
(Now under the leadership of the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann,
Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision
and Bishop of Ft. Worth)
Support existing Personal Parishes of
the Anglican Use, all Pastoral Provision
congregations, and to encourage the formation for
the Catholic Church of new common identity
congregations of the Anglican Use.
Encourage and support converts to the
Catholic Church geographically distant from an
Anglican Use congregation.
Maintain Anglican Use identity
through the daily use of The Book of Divine
Worship for personal prayer and through
fellowship and common prayer with like-minded
Catholics in close proximity to each other .
Promote the solidarity of Catholics
minded Anglicans wherever they may be found. Those
Anglicans who are not yet in full communion with
Mother Church are invited to join the Society as
Associate Members and to work together with this
apostolate to promote the unity of all Catholics
with the Holy See.
Joseph G. Blake
President of the Anglican Use Society