Annual Diocesan Holy Synod - February 15, 2020
The Synodal Catholic Diocese of the Southeast assembled in Holy Synod on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Holy Spirit Synodal Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, FL. The delegates of the House of Laity and the House of Clergy warmly received and welcomed our presenter, Bishop Rosemary Ananis, TOCCUSA Diocese of New England, who led the Synod through presentations on the history and praxis of the Old Catholic Church. We were additionally blessed to have as our guests the TOCCUSA Moderator, Bishop Robert Fuentes, and the clergy and lay leaders of both area TOCCUSA faith communities: St. Francis-Dunedin and St. Paul-Springhill. Blessed be God!
Rite of Incardination, February 16, 2020
Following the celebration of the Diocesan Synod, the Local Church rejoiced to celebrate and receive three of our brothers as presbyters of the Diocese. They are: Fr. Michel Holland, osb (Holy Redeemer, Fort Wayne, IN); Fr. Jacques Labelle (Holy Spirit, Safety Harbor, FL); and Fr. Daniel Storrs (Holy Name of Mary, Austin , TX). We give thanks for their persevering faithfulness and loving ministry as priests.