Theology on the Vine
D-Day - June 6, 2013
Room 127 - 7 pm to 9 pm
Pester the Priests
2 for 1
Fr. Mario Arroyo welcomes special guest
Fr. W. Scott Blick
to St. Cyril of Alexandria
Join Fr. Mario and the new priest assigned to our parish.
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Fr. W. Scott Blick is a priest of the U.S./Canadian Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and has full faculties to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
The Ordinariates were developed so that clergy of the Anglican/Episcopalian tradition, who found themselves no longer able to serve the Anglican/Episcopalian Church in good conscience, would have a vehicle through which they could come into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and be ordained as priests even though they were married.
He was received into the Catholic Church in Feb. 2012 after 35 years of ministry in the Episcopal Church and was ordained by His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo on May 7, 2013.
Fr. Scott is married to Kathleen Mensik Blick who is a facilities planner for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center. She is a “cradle born” Roman Catholic and they have one son, Andrew (age 12) still at home. Andrew will be a rising seventh grader at John Paul II Catholic School. Monsignor Edward Randall married Scott and Kathy here in St. Cyril of Alexander Roman Catholic Church.
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
On January 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, Pope Benedict XVI established the second Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for those groups of Anglicans in the United States who seek to enter into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Equivalent to a diocese, the Ordinariate is composed of parishes, groups, religious communities, and individuals of the Anglican heritage gathered around the Ordinary. They serve under the direct authority of the Pope, in partnership with the bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to build up the Roman Catholic Church through mutual mission and ministry while retaining elements of the Anglican patrimony.
To learn more about the Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter from Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson's special presentation at our Nov. 2011 Theology on the Vine "From Episcopalian Bishop to Roman Catholic Priest". Click here
On January 1, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Rev. Jeffrey N. Steenson as the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.
Website for The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter: www.usordinariate.org
Scott Blick served in ordained ministry for the Episcopal Church for 35 years. He was ordained an Episcopal deacon in 1977 and a priest in 1978. He served in several Episcopal parishes in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas between 1977 and 2005. He was canon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City, OK from 1977-1980 and at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Shreveport, LA from 1980-1985. In 1999, he moved to Houston and served as interim rector of St. James Episcopal Church (1999-2000), canon for stewardship education and development (2000-2002) and associate rector of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church (2002-2005).
He is a 1974 graduate of Phillips University in Enid, OK and earned a M.Div. degree in 1977 from The University of the South and a D.Min. from The Graduate Theological Foundation, Notre Dame in 1986.