Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tip top blog and other news


Fr. Francis Wadsworth has started a new blog from his new parish St. Marie's in Bury. I sincerely recommend it to you and will add it to the sidebar http://mariesgem.blogspot.com/.

Father is clearly sowing the seeds of Faith and vocation. I wish I had a parish priest of like Fr. Francis. The weekly TLM (Fridays 7.30p.m. - sung on first Fridays) continues to go from strength to strength.


Unfortunately there will be no Easter Triduum in Salford Diocese according to the liturgical books of 1962.

However Mass on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday will take place at Holy Name, Oxford Rd. Manchester at the usual time of 4.00p.m.


The Sacred Triduum will take place according to the 1962 books at Notre Dame Chapel (St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds - near the University of Leeds) as follows:


Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30p.m. with watching at the altar of repose until 10.00p.m.

Good Friday - the Passion. 3.00p.m.

Holy Saturday - the Vigil and first Mass of Easter 7.30p.m.

Our thanks to Fr. Hall, celebrant, Fr. Kravos, the University chaplain and to Bishop Roche for permitting the celebration of the Triduum in the Cathedral parish.


Over recent weeks our Holy Father has been severely criticized by the media for lifting the excommunications on the four SSPX bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre and for his comments on condoms in the "fight" against Aids . Please offer prayers for His Holiness and for our new Archbishop of Westminster.

We are living in historic and dare I say, exciting times.


The Northern Priest Training Conference to be held at Ushaw Seminary, Durham has attracted many priests from a variety of English dioceses. The conference will take place during Low Week. Please pray for the success of this conference and for similar success at the Southern Training conference, to be held at London Colney in August. Details to follow.