Dear Friends in Christ,
I am delighted to tell you that Fort Worth has been selected as the host city for an International Catholic Congress of Anglicans in July, and I certainly want to encourage the participation and support of our clergy and laity for this great venture.
Sessions and overnight accommodations will be at the Hilton Hotel, and worship services will be at St. Andrew’s Church in downtown Fort Worth. The dates are Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some of the top leaders of catholic-minded Anglicans from all over the world, including Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali from England, Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa from Tanzania, Dr. Edith Humphrey of the Church of England, Archbishop Stephen Myint Oo from Myanmar, and many others. Additional information and a registration form may be found at http://www.fifna.org/news-events/international-catholic-congress-of-anglicans/. Please publicize this event in your parish and encourage your friends to attend.
Many guest preachers will be available to interested congregations in our diocese for either the Sunday before or after the Congress. Possibilities include Archbishop Foley Beach, Bishop Lindsay Urwin from Walsingham, Bishop John Hind (retired Bishop of Chichester), Bishop Fanuel Magangani and many others. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Best wishes in your Lenten pilgrimage.
Faithfully in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker
Fort Worth III