Saturday, January 24, 2009

News from Rome

Earlier today it was announced in Rome that the Holy Father has lifted the excommunications on the four bishops consecrated by the late Archbishop Lefebvre in June 1988.

I know a lot of good people who hear Mass in SSPX churches and chapels and I am delighted for them at this news.

I have recently learned that Mgr. Wach of the Institute of Christ the King will be visiting England on Sunday 1st March, and accompanying Fr. Hudson on his Sunday rounds. I am sure Father Hudson would appreciate a good turnout.
I shall be posting news of this momentous occasion to members in the vicinity and reminding you by way of updates over the next few days.

I have also received wonderful news that there will be a day of prayer at the Holy Name for vocations starting with the 11.00a.m. Ordinary Form Mass to be followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding with Missa cantata in the Extraordinary Form at 4.00p.m. on Sunday 13th. February. This will be the third Sunday of February.

I must confess to not being able to upload pictures of last night's Mass at Bury, I will keep trying.

Reminder that there is Mass on Thursday at St. Osmund's , Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton at 7.15p.m.

God bless Pope Benedict XVI

Friday, January 23, 2009

Low Mass at Bury and sad news

I was relieved to arrive in good time for Mass tonight at St. Marie's in Bury. A solid congregation of 25 in this remarkable church along with a very engaging sermon brought the memory of the Dominican and Confessor, St. Raymond to life. (The good saint himself lived to be a hundred years old from 1175-1275).

On a sadder note Fr Wadsworth informs me of the death of a Latin Mass Society member, Mr. Joseph Peter Schofield, beloved husband and father of four. Mr. Schofield was a parishioner of St. Ann's, Ahton under Lyne and a friend of Father Wadsworth.

Most fittingly the Requiem Mass (Tridentine) will be offered at St. Ann's, Burlington Street, by Fr. Wadsworth at St. Ann's on Thursday 29. January at 10.00a.m. to be followed by burial at Dukinfield Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mass at St. Marie's

Last night saw the first of regular weekly Masses on Friday at St. Marie's, Manchester Road (near the Town Hall), Bury.

This fine church easily accommodated the Tridentine Mass and the choir sang very finely. Father directed his sermon to those unfamiliar with this Rite giving a very incisive step by step guide to what goes on.

It was most touching to hear the Adoro te devote sung at Communion. Low Mass next Friday at 7.30p.m.

Next sung Mass - First Friday in February.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friday Mass

Just a reminder that there will be a sung Mass at St. Marie's, Manchester Rd. Bury, at 7.30p.m.
Thereafter Mass every Friday at the same time. Please do all you can to support this Mass, even if it's only once a month. We are very grateful to Fr. Francis for so generously agreeing to host and offer these Masses.

Mass on Thursday evenings at St. Osmund's, Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton at 7.15p.m. with Benediction on the third Thursday to follow the Mass.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Epiphanytide

Already the Feast of the Epiphany is with us again, although the Feast was observed as an external solemnity at the weekend in England and Wales.
The poll about the preferred term for the Extraordinary Form of Mass has now closed and the preferred term by readers of this blog who voted is Tridentine Mass.
I shall now endeavour to use this term more!

Please remember the previous posting about the regular Friday Masses at St. Marie's, Bury, starting on 16th. January with a Missa cantata at 7.30p.m. Many thanks to Fr. Wadsworth for this.

Following the great success of the Mass at Stydd Chapel in mid December I understand that there is to be another Mass there later this year. Details to follow. Thanks to Mr. Aherne for organizing this Tridentine Mass and to Fr. O'Connor for offering it.