Former Anglican priest ordained a Catholic priest in Twin Cities; to lead area Ordinariate Society

Vaughn Treco, a married man, grandfather of two and former Anglican priest, with the approval of Pope Francis, was ordained to the Catholic diaconate and priesthood over the weekend..

His ordination as a Catholic priest who is married is allowed as an exception to the normal requirement for celibacy.

Father Treco will serve within the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a member of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter as the priest for a community of former Anglicans.

The small community of 10 people worships on Sundays at Holy Family Church in St. Louis Park. Called the Society of St. Bede the Venerable, they have been under the care of Benedictine Brother John-Bede Pauley of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville.

“They've been functioning as a society,” Father Treco told The Catholic Spirit, “and my task is to grow it into a parish.
continue at The Catholic Spirit

This is great news!  I'd love to attend an Ordinariate parish. I have never experienced the  "Anglican Use" liturgy before, I believe now the rite is (a bit ambiguously) called "Divine Worship."  The ordinarieate group is on Facebook here for more information.



  1. I wonder if they have to look like Fr. Longenecker before they can be ordained?


  2. All Catholic priests are celibate....ooops, how did this happen? I think there is a prototype here for all Catholic priests.

  3. May God bless him and his ministry! : )


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