The Sodality of the Good Shepherd, is a Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The liturgy of this community reflects the Anglican Patrimony and Tradition. Father James Tilley is the rector and priest of the Sodality community.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Welcome to the blog/website of the Sodality of the Good Shepherd, a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and the Deanery of St. John the Baptist (Canada). 

Contact the Good Shepherd

 Mail: Church of the Good Shepherd
           300 Court Street,
           Oshawa, ONL1H 4X3

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

        Mr.  Arthur Bousfield

Organist:  Mr. Adrian Ling
Lector:      Mr. Arthur Bousfield
Warden:   Mr. William Marchand   

Website Administrator: Mr. Paul Nicholls ofs

UPDATED OCT 23 , 2016

Note: Instead of placing Ordinariate News here, you may find it all at this link

Note that the Sodality of the Good Shepherd is  a Catholic community, in full communion with our Holy Father, Pope Francis. You do not have to have had any association with Anglicanism in order to attend any of the Masses or services.

All Catholics of various rites (Western and Eastern) in communion with the Church of Rome are permitted to receive Holy Communion at our Masses, and are most welcome to share in the life and fellowship of the community.

We also invite all Anglicans and Protestants of other denominations to participate in the services. You may come forth to the altar rail to receive a blessing from the priest when a mass is being celebrated. 

Offices of the Church

Should you wish to pray the Offices of the Church privately, daily prayer (Mattins, Evensong and Compline) is available at this link: The Daily Office of the Catholic Church According to the Anglican Use

Another resource can be found at: The Saint Bede's Breviary 


MON. OCT. 24        ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET, ST. JOHN                                                 HOUGHTON  
                                8:00 AM       Low  Mass

                                8:00 AM        Low  Mass

                               8:00  AM   Low  Mass
                               6:00 PM   Evensong and Low Mass

                                8:00  AM   Low  Mass

FRI.  OCT. 28           ST. SIMON AND ST, JUDE
                                8:00  AM  Low Mass  
                                6:00 PM   Evensong and  Low Mass

SAT. OCT. 29      Confessions by Appointment   4:00- 4:30 PM

SUN. OCT. 30      TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY                                               11:00 AM Sung Mass


An example of the Service of Compline or Night Prayer, in the Anglican Tradition. This video is from Clare College, Cambridge. A good example of our Anglican patrimony.

A Hymn for the Ordinariate
Msgr. Steenson reflects on first years of ordinariate The first ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter oversees the U.S. and Canada OSV Newsweekly - See more at:

Msgr. Steenson reflects on first years of ordinariate The first ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter oversees the U.S. and Canada OSV Newsweekly - See more at: Hymn for the Ordinariate

The suggested tune is ‘Melita’ (Eternal Father, Strong to Save)

O Love who drew from Jesus side,
One Body freed from Adam’s shame,
One Church sent forth to serve and guide,
One faith confirmed by gifts of flame:
When empty words our hopes assail,
Your kingdom come, your truth prevail.

Round Peter’s chair may all unite;
From blinded eyes the veil withdraw;
The minds of rulers set aright
Who bind your Church beneath their law:
Where faith grows dim and hearts are frail,
Your kingdom come, your truth prevail. 

While Christians pray for unity,
Pour forth the light your saints have seen;
Dispel the dark of enmity;
Make known to all what love can mean:
Where brooding minds old wounds bewail,
Your kingdom come, your truth prevail.

Spoiled children, we, so blest with sight,
Redeemed by love surpassing all;
Lest we who glory in your light
Share not our gift, heed not your call:
In Christian hearts that faint and fail,
Your kingdom come, your truth prevail.

US and Canadian Ordinariate Communities Arranged by State or Province


The Communities page on the website of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter does not mention the state or province where each community is located. This list has been put together by David Murphy (Ordinariate Expats).



 A map of the locations of each individual Ordinariate community in Canada and the United States may be found here:

Mobile, AL  —  Society of St. Gregory the Great

Payson, AZ  —  Church of the Holy Nativity

Fullerton, CA  —  Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church, Orange County
Oceanside, CA  —  St. Augustine of Canterbury

Orlando, FL  —  Church of the Incarnation
Pinecrest, FL  —  Iglesia Católica San Agustín
St. Augustine, FL  —  St. James Catholic Church

Savannah, GA  —  Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Indianapolis, IN  —  St. Joseph of Arimathea

Baltimore, MD  —  Mount Calvary Church
Catonsville, MD  —  St. Timothy’s Church
Towson, MD  —  Christ the King

Stoneham, MA  —  St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church (formerly Beverly Farms)

Collegeville, MN  —  Society of St. Bede the Venerable

Springfield, MO  —  Anglican Ordinariate Society of the Ozarks

Omaha, NE  —  St. Barnabas Church

New York
Rochester, NY  —  Fellowship of St. Alban

North Carolina
Jacksonville, NC  —  Our Lady of Good Counsel Community

Philadelphia, PA  —  Church of St. Michael the Archangel
Scranton, PA  —  St. Thomas More Catholic Parish

South Carolina
Charleston, SC  —  Corpus Christi Community
Greenville, SC  —  St. Anselm Community

Arlington, TX  —  St. Peter the Rock at St. Mary the Virgin
Boerne, TX  —  St. Gilbert Church
Cleburne, TX  —  St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Fort Worth, TX  —  St. Timothy’s Catholic Church
Houston, TX  —  Our Lady of Walsingham

Potomac Falls, VA  —  St. John Fisher Catholic Community

District of Columbia
Washington, DC  —  St. Luke’s Church (formerly Bladensburg, MD)


Calgary, AB  —  St. John the Evangelist

British Columbia
Maple Ridge, Vancouver, BC  —  The Fellowship of Our Lady of Walsingham
Victoria, BC  —  St. Columba’s Church

Cambridge, ON  —  Sodality of St. Edmund, King and Martyr
Oshawa, ON  —  Sodality of the Good Shepherd
Ottawa, ON  —  Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Toronto, ON  —  The Sodality of St. Thomas More

PENDING (USA and Canada)

Kansas City, MO  —  Our Lady of Hope Society

New York
Flushing, NY  —  prospective Ordinariate community at St. Michael’s

Bath, PA  —  Blessed John Henry Newman Society
Newtown Square, PA  —  Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman

Edmonton, AB  —  St. Benedict Public Association of the Faithful

New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB  —  Our Lady of the Sign Community

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON  —  Christ the King Parish