I began by saying that if we have nothing distinctive to offer, then there are plenty of other Catholic parishes in Kansas City. But Our Lady of Hope is not like any other. We have a particular mission: to those sisters and brothers whom God is calling into the full communion of the Catholic Church. Certainly every other parish shares that same mission. But none of them, except for those in the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, are called to place that mission at the top of the list. All of us were separated, called, and reconciled, so we know what kinds of sacrifices are sometimes required. We also have another distinctive characteristic: Joy! Catholic converts are happy Catholics. We know what we have found! The treasure in a field, a pearl of great price.
I invite you to read the story of one of our Ordinariate priests who was with us at the recent clergy and wives' conference.