Anglican Catholic Church of Canada Votes Overwhelmingly to Unite with Rome
Synod, the Acting Treasurer (Bishop Carl Reid) pointed out the need for continued support from parishes and individuals in maintaining the operations of the Diocese. As well, the need for more effective communication between the Diocesan Office and the parishes (rectors and wardens) was stressed, together with the requirement for Parishes to submit to the Diocesan Office timely and updated information on the names and addresses of the parish officers along with other vital parochial statistics.
To ensure that the Restricted Funds of the Diocese are protected from any potential litigation against the Diocese, the Diocesan Council voted to move the funds and investment portfolios of the two Trust funds established by Synod 2007 out of the Diocese accounts into separate accounts held directly by the Trustees of the two Trusts (i.e., the Bishop de Catanzaro Memorial Fund for clergy education and training, administered by the Board of Regents of St. Bede's Anglican Catholic Theological College; and the Bishopric Endowment Fund for the support of the office of the Metropolitan).
In closing, may I say that the focus of this Synod, as with that of previous Synods, was the worship and praise of Almighty God (made even more beautiful by the presence at this Synod of our own Cathedral Choir, Choirmaster and Organist); the proclamation of Christ's saving Truth; and faithful witness to the faith, order and discipline to Christ's one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
Those in attendance came away from Synod 2010 with a renewed sense of optimism for the future and a clear vision for the present. With the overwhelming support of clergy and laity for unity with the See of Peter and the establishment of a Canadian Anglican Catholic Ordinariate, our Diocese is now able to move forward united, renewed, and hopeful.
May we continue to be one in proclaiming the truth in Christ Jesus our Saviour, and pass the same on unimpaired to future Anglican Catholics here and around the world.
The Very Reverend Shane B. Janzen, OSG DD
Dean and Rector
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