Father Bill Cantrell, a chaplain in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a former Anglican priest, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, December 7, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands, Bishop Michael Burbidge ordained him at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Reverend Monsignor John J.M. Foster, J.C.D., Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), concelebrated the ordination Mass.
Father Jerry Sherbourne, an active-duty U.S. Army Chaplain, and former Anglican priest, was ordained a Catholic priest Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands, Archbishop Broglio ordained him during a 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Fathers Cantrell and Sherbourne are now Catholic priests, incardinated in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a special Church jurisdiction established by Pope Benedict XVI for Anglicans entering full communion with the Catholic Church while maintaining distinctive elements of their theological, spiritual, and liturgical patrimony.