According to the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus, that created us:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the authoritative expression of the Catholic faith professed by members of the Ordinariate.
St. Anselm's works especially with individuals and families who have been well-formed in the Episcopal and Anglican traditions and seek reception & confirmation in the Catholic Church. Our programs of catechesis are individualized and rely on the expert assistance of experienced catechists.
We prepare people to be able to profess the faith of the Catholic Church and be received into full communion with the Church.
Members of our community as well as the Ordinariate are fully Catholic. Reception and confirmation of candidates follows the same pattern as the broader Catholic Church.
Joining the Ordinariate:
To belong to the Personal Ordinariate, a person or family must be eligible. A person is eligible for membership if they, their spouse, or any member of their family is or ever has been Anglican, Episcopalian, Methodist, or AME. This applies even if the person or their spouse has already become a Roman Catholic. Catholics who are reconciled to the Church and those Catholics who will be completing their sacraments of initiation in an Ordinariate community are also eligible for membership.
No one is automatically a member of the Ordinariate, unless you are a minor child of an Ordinariate member. Rather, those who want to belong to the Ordinariate must 1) be eligible, and 2) submit a signed membership application. Membership letters should be submitted through the St. Anselm's Administrator.
What if I am not eligible for membership?
If you are not eligible for membership in the Ordinariate we still joyfully welcome you as a part of our community. Please register with us so we can communicate important dates and events.